Hugh Porter MBE

Mastered: Cycling
Location: Wolverhampton


From winning four world pursuit titles (a record still unbeaten today) to commentating on every British Olympic cycling medal in the modern era, Hugh Porter has experienced all aspects of cycling.

A cycling legend in his own right in his younger days, Hugh, who was born and brought up in Wolverhampton and now lives in Tettenhall, is also widely known for commentating on some of the biggest races for the BBC and became synonymous with the rush of cycling gold medals at London 2012 led by Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton.

Hugh rose to the very top of the cycling world, landing four World Championship gold medals between 1968 and 1973, as well as a Commonwealth Games gold in 1966. At 77, he’s still cycling and recently cycled 24 miles for the Compton Hospice sportive event raising money for the charity, which he is a patron.

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