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.