Harry Edgar RYAN

Great Britain GBR

Track Cycling

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 B
  • Games participations
  • First Olympic Games
    Antwerp 1920
  • Year of Birth
Olympic Results


Harry Edgar RYAN

Harry Ryan who was born “over the shop” of the family business in the Euston Road enjoyed a top-class cycling career which began in 1913 with a runner-up placement in the World Amateur Sprint Championship and lasted a full decade. With his teammate from the Polytechnic CC, Thomas Lance, Ryan steered the British pairing to victory in the tandem event at the 1920 Olympics and also won a bronze medal in the 1,000 metre match sprint. Ryan won four NCU individual championships before the Antwerp Olympics and after the Games he won the 1921 and 1922 tandem title with Thomas Harvey of Catford CC as his partner. After he retired, Harry Ryan developed the well-known family machine tool business of Buck & Ryan into a highly successful concern and became a prominent official in the cycling world, attending most of the major meetings at home and on the Continent.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Antwerp 1920

Sprint Cycling
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Cycling