The true story of
Arthur Linton, Jimmy Michael and their brothers


The true story of Arthur Linton, Jimmy Michael and their brothers

In the final decade of the nineteenth century, the community of Aberaman produced two great cycle racing champions.

Arthur Linton held innumerable British records at distances up to 200 miles and reached celebrity status in France where his finest achievement ranks as victory in the 1896 Bordeaux-Paris race.

Jimmy Michael followed much the same route, becoming the first Welsh and British rider to win a world championship, Cologne 1895.

Tragically both were to meet premature deaths. The surviving brothers, Tom and Sam Linton and Willie Michael, all raced to a high standard and the legacy of the two families cannot be understated.

This initial publication maps out the life of Arthur Linton, a complete story in itself.

La veritable histoire de Arthur Linton, Jimmy Michael et leur freres

Dans la derniere decienne du 19eme siecle. La communaute d’Aberaman a produit 2 grands champions de course a velo.

Arthur Linton a detenu les innombrables records britanniques de distances jusqu’a 320kms et a atteind le statut de celebrite en France ou sa reussite de premiere qualite le classe comme victorieux en 1896 de la course Bordeaux- Paris.

Jimmy Michael a beaucoup suivi la meme roué en devanant le premier cyclists Gallois et Britannique a gagner le championnnat du monde, Cologne 1895.

Tragiquement, tous les deux ont rencontre une mort premature. Les freres survivants, Tom et Sam Linton aussi Willie Michael, ont tous fait la course a un haut niveau. La heritage des deux familes ne peut etre minimisee.

La publication initiale elabore la vie de Arthur Linton, une histoire complete de lui.