'Inspired to Ride'
Mike lived in Abbeycwmhir since last October and was keen to run all sorts of events in Wales as well as his major international ultra-distance cycling events. He had planned to come back and be involved in this years Llandod Cycle Fest. We will be showing his film over the weekend in honour of his memory and to help inspire others to achieve great things too.
Mike's achievements were truly remarkable.
Michael Richard Hall (4 June 1981 – 31 March 2017), better known as simply Mike Hall, was a British cyclist and race organiser who specialised in self-supported ultra-distance cycling races. In 2012, he won the inaugural World Cycle Race. In 2013 and 2016, he won the Tour Divide ultra-endurance mountain bike race across the Rocky Mountains in Canada and the United States. In 2014, he won the inaugural Trans Am Bike Race, a road-based event from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast in the United States.
From 2013, he was the principal organiser of the Transcontinental Race, an event similar to the TransAm Bicycle Race, but that traverses Europe.
Very sadly Hall died after being struck by a car, just south of Canberra, during the inaugural Indian Pacific Wheel Race, on 31 March 2017, after covering just over 5,000km of the 5,500km distance.