Pictured above is Hoylake’s gold medal Olympian, cyclist Chris Boardman.
Try as I might I can’t find a good photo of Chris Boardman riding a bike in Hoylake so I’ve plumped for the one above (source). Chris is captured riding his then, somewhat controversial Lotus Sport track bike at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics where he won Gold in the 4,000m individual pursuit. Boardman, who still lives in west Wirral, retired from competitive cycling in his early 30s but has continued to be involved with GB cyclists, specifically with cycle research and development.
Who else from Hoylake has represented the country at an Olympic Games? Share your answers in the comments below.