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Hugh Porter: Biography and Images

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Hugh Porter MBE began cycling at the age of 16 and went on to become one of Britain’s greatest professional cyclists.

During his career Hugh was four time World Champion for the Individual Pursuit as well as a gold medallist in the 1966 Commonwealth Games. He also competed in the World Professional and Amateur Road Race Championships and the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

In March 1973, Hugh travelled to Buckingham Palace and was made an MBE for his services to cycle racing. In 2009 Hugh was inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame.

Hugh is now commentates on cycle events. He has commentated on every Summer Olympics since 1984 and every Commonwealth Games since 1986 for the BBC. He also covered the last two Winter Olympics where he reported on the speed skating events again for the BBC.

Hugh is a Freeman of the City of Wolverhampton