Reg Harris OBE was a British track racing cyclist and winner of numerous titles including the world amateur sprint title in 1947, two Olympic silver medals in 1948.
More than 20 years later he won a British title at the age of 74.
There can be no fitting site for this monumental sculpture than the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.
The sculpture, unveiled by Harris’s wife Jennifer in 1994, captures Harris in his iconic sprinter-pose, an unusually rounded back and of course the powerful sprinter legs. The bicycle in its simplicity is without pedals or wheel spokes yet gives an illusion of great speed. James’s himself was a keen amateur cyclist and was thrilled to be given this commission by the Reg Harris Memorial Fund.