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Mike Victor

Mike Victor

Inducted 2024

Mike Victor’s story is one of a lifelong commitment to cycling and a commitment to helping others pursue their dreams.

He started this as the junior delegate, to the Queensland Amateur Cycling Association, from 1957 to 1959.

As a rider, Mike was an international level cyclist representing Queensland and Australia, but it’s as an administrator, predominately in voluntary positions, where he made his biggest impact.

He officiated at two Olympic Games, nine Commonwealth Games and seven UCI World Championships.

He was also the president of the Australian Commonwealth Games Queensland Division for 20 years.

Beginning with his role, from 1979 to 1983, as Secretary of the Queensland Amateur Cycling Association (QACA), Mike was instrumental in transforming QACA from a voluntary sporting body into a professionally run organisation.

He also had two stints as president of Cycling Queensland, the first from 1998 to 2000 and 2010 to 2018. In between those two stints, he was president of Cycling Australia, from 2000 to 2009.

Throughout the 1980s, Mike played a key role in amalgamating three Townsville cycling clubs to get council support for the construction of the Idalia Velodrome, which opened in 1993.

Significantly, he also played a big part in the creation of Anna Meares Velodrome at Chandler in Brisbane.

In 2005, Mike was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his services to cycling as an administrator, technical official and event organiser.

Across almost seven decades of service to cycling, Mike has certainly delivered on his promise to his brother.

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