I read the obituary of Ray Booty recently. In 1956 he became the first rider to complete a 100-mile event in under four hours.
I started to search for further information on his incredible achievements and came across Paul and Gary's blog with a piece on The Boot - http://paulandgaryaremad.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/cyclings-roger-bannister.html
We definitely need more blue plaques to remember the achievements of people like The Boot.
Mmm - I wonder how many miles a pilgrimage to Ray's once home town of Peterborough and back would be?