The history of Colin Thornton & the
Colin Thornton Foundation
Colin rode from 1967 until around 1987, riding for Newport Phoenix, Ystrad Arrows Cycles, Coldra Road club, his achievements were many:
He represented Wales at 3 Commonwealth Games both on road and track.
Christchurch (NZ) 1974
Edmunton (CAN) 1978
Brisbane QLD (AUS) 1982
He rode for Great Britain in:
Tour of Ireland.
Tour of Scotland.
He also rode various stage races for Wales.
Won the ‘Ras de Cymru'.
Welsh Best All Rounder with a record average time. (which included winning the 50, 100 mile & 12 hour time trials each in record times)
Welsh Junior Best all rounder.
Won 3 Welsh Road Race Championships.
His main love was Kermesses riding (City Centre racing} winning on numerous occasions.
His final year he turned professional and rode for Harry Perry Cycles)
Colin Thornton Foundation to support up and coming young Welsh rider/riders
Colin would like all donations to go to the Colin Thornton Foundation which is currently being set up,
The foundation is intended to support up and coming young Welsh rider/riders who need financial support, in order to meet their true potential.
The plan of the foundation is for Welsh clubs to be informed of the foundation and any riders they feel require support, would then be considered.