Endurance cycling legend Mike Hall dies aged 35

British cyclist killed during Australian endurance race

The cycling community is in mourning today following the death of British endurance cyclist Mike Hall.

Hall was competing in the Indian Pacific Wheel Race, a solo unsupported event across Australia, when he was involved in a collision with a car on Friday. Hall died at the scene, he was 35 years old.

Hall holds wins in many of the world’s most gruelling ultra-distance, self-supported bicycle races. In 2012, Hall won the inaugural World Cycle Race with a time of 91 days and 18 hours. He was also a two-time winner of America’s Tour Divide, which sees competitors traverse the length of the Rocky Mountains as they take on the world's longest off-pavement cycling route.

Hall won the TransAm Bicycle Race in 2014, where his efforts were captured as part of a feature-length documentary called Inspired to Ride. He was also the founder and main organiser of the annual Transcontinental Race, an ultra-distance race across Europe.

Tributes have been flooding in throughout the world in what has been a colossal loss to the cycling community. A hugely active Justgiving page has been created with the aim of raising £20,000 to help meet any costs for Mike Hall's family.

BikeRadar offers its condolences to the friends and family of Mike Hall.

Oli Woodman

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