Leonard Meredith

Leon Meredith ( born February 2, 1882 in London, † January 27, 1930 in Davos ) was an English racing cyclist. With seven world championship titles, he was the most successful amateur stayer of all time. In addition, he participated in three Olympic Games and won two medals.

1901, at the age of 19 years, Meredith discovered his interest in cycling. By the end of his first season, he was national champion on the tandem. His wealthy uncle allowed him then to go as an amateur race; with a private trainer, massage therapist and pacemaker machine.

As a result, Meredith was seven times world champion (1904, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1913). In addition, he was seven times British Champion in various disciplines and presented numerous records.

At the Olympic Games in 1908 in his hometown of London Meredith won with the train of four gold medal at the Games four years later at the team's driving on the road the silver medal. In 1920 he took part for the third time in the Olympic Games, but came across a 18th place does not exceed the road race.

1911 and 1912 Meredith was also British champion in roller skating, which he occasionally also ran as a pro. He built also a skate as well as a dance hall.

1912 Leon Meredith invented a patented tire and founded the " Constrictor Tyre Company ," a company that existed until the 1960s.

At the age of 48 years, Meredith died while skiing in Davos a heart attack.