Benjamin Jones (cyclist)

Benjamin "Ben" Jones ( born January 2, 1882 in Wigan, † August 20, 1963 in Johannesburg, South Africa) was a British racing driver who took part successfully in the Olympic Summer Games 1908 in London over several distances in track cycling.

The miner was a member of the " Wigan Bicycle Club" British title holder about 5 miles and holder of the national record.

He won the gold medal at the competition in the 5000m as well as in the team pursuit as a member of the British team at the competitions of the Olympic Summer Games in 1908 at the White City Stadium. In addition, he won the silver medal in the race over the 20 -km distance.

He also took part in the competition over 660 yards, but where he retired in the semifinals. He was also a finalist in the 1000- meter race, which was however not evaluated because of 105 seconds exceeded the time limit. This race was coined in spite of the short distance from the actual tire damage favorites Clarence Kingsbury and Victor Johnson, so you possibly exceeding the time limit with unexpected disability could have explained. For his second place behind the Frenchman Maurice Schilles Jones received a medal.

In 1908, Jones second in the sprint competition of amateurs at the UCI Track World Championships 1908 in Leipzig. In 1910 he won the world title over the 5 miles in Berlin.

Later he joined the " Salford Harriers Cycling Team ", where he took in Manchester especially on the track in Belle Vue. As a member of " Salford Harriers " he won 1911-1914 four times the national title on his preferred distance in South Africa. Allegedly, he later moved from Manchester to London, where he competed for the cycling team of Southwark and the " Putney Cycle clubs ".

Over the course of the career and life of this versatile cyclist is not known.