It's time to vote for who you think is the greatest professional British cyclist, with some new names on the list as the Rio 2016 Olympic Games get into full swing

We are once again asking you to take part in the poll to see who is the best British cyclist of all time. With this cycling quiz you can up and down vote riders to try and influence the final outcome.

What’s more, we’ve added a couple of new names due to their exploits on the track at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which are happening right now.

The poll itself is sure to get people talking, most likely about who isn’t featured. Based on performances and their profile, we’ve come up with a list of riders to see who our readers think is the best professional British cyclist ever.

>>> Cycling Weekly’s all-time ranking of British pro riders

Of course, if this was a poll to see who the nation’s favourite rider is it would be far wider reaching, but that’s a poll for another time.

Comments on Chris Froome‘s childhood and Sir Bradley Wiggins‘s place of birth have been done to death, and both riders are rightly included in the list of options.

The poll is concerned with road and track cycling rather than covering cyclocross or any mountain biking categories, as the tarmac and the velodrome are where British riders have had the most success.

Remember check back to see if the rider you think is the best has risen to the top.

Have your say on who is the best British cyclist of all time

  • J1

    She wouldn’t be anywhere near.

  • Mal Pearson

    I rate Robert Millar pretty highly, maybe he didn’t win such coveted races as some of the others listed, but his achievements were through his own efforts, he didn’t have a massive lottery funded or media empire funded organisation behind him.

  • Mal Pearson

    Unfortuantey it would seem not, despite being a double Olympic silver medallist and mutiple world sprint champion.

  • david watts

    You must be a blinkered relative… Or just mis informed

  • david watts

    You have absolutely no grounds to throw such inflammatory nonsense. I hope you are better informed in life.

  • ian franklin

    No more of a fraud than you Mr Watts.

  • texstar

    If it was possible to have a time trial with all these riders being exactly the same age and on identical bikes, I would put my money on Beryl Burton winning. What does the computer say?

  • ummm…

    damn i dont even remember writing that. LOL. Thats borderline inappropriate. I dont believe he hated Argentinians, but had a complicated relationship. And, yes, EPO of sorts. My supplements are PID – performance inhibiting drugs.

  • Rupert the Super Bear

    Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Nicole Cooke.

    Nicole for her sheer determination and courage, her incredible single-mindedness – and she was clean in an era when many weren’t.

  • Rupert the Super Bear

    Have you been on the EPO again?

  • Beryl Burton was never a professional as she had a full time job and rode as an amateur. Maybe something else to consider when deciding who is the greatest British cyclist, as everyone with a job can understand.

  • David Wooldridge

    Has anyone heard of Reg Harris ?

  • MrHaematocrit

    Do the statistics not clearly state who is the best?…., world champ on road and track, British road race champion, 11 wins in his debut road season, first person to win the final Champs-Élysées stage in the Tour de France four years in a row, the second British rider to win a monument, the second Brit to win stages on all grand tours, Since 2013 he has been ranked first on the Cycling Weekly all-time ranking of British professional riders.. Possibly the best sprinter of all time. Mark Cavendish..
    Only Wiggo comes close in terms of achievements, Froomey does not even come close.

  • ummm…

    cycling is a sport where a team works for a leader. the situation has happened so many times that we couldnt have any clear winners anymore if we acted like a SD that can win a stage here or there can surely win the whole thing. what would have happened in the TT? who knows. who cares

  • Chris Williams

    Just stating facts!

  • ummm…

    ……what? you really love froome dont you. you know tom simpson died in the middle of a race from his doping. you think he should have an asterix AND wiggins? Are you froomes bf?

  • Chris Williams

    Maybe – then Wiggins should have one also – only won TDF because team told Froome to wait and tow Wiggins……

  • Ciaran Carroll

    Yes hahaha

  • ummm…

    i heard beryl was a violent drunk who hated argentinians and kept eastern european house slaves.

  • ummm…

    and simpson?

  • ummm…

    fine to have them i suppose, but maybe an asterix would be nice.

  • ummm…

    Oh geez, who voted for anybody that has admitted to, been caught, or DIED from doping? Can we have another list for doped cyclists?

  • ummm…

    do you want to make out with him?

  • Andrew Bairsto

    Beryl the rest are either dopers or also rans.

  • david watts

    David Millar has no right to be listed. The guy is a complete fraud.

  • markholds

    I find it pointless really, in that cycling is so many different sports in one. For example, Froome is never ever in competition with Cavendish (except maybe in a TTT).
    What I would say is:
    Best Grand Tour Rider: Froome
    Best sprinter: Cavendish
    Best one-day racer: Tom Simpson
    Best time-triallist: Wiggins (+ Boardman)
    Best climber: Froome (+ Millar)
    Best track rider: Don’t know well enough, but even here I think there are a lot of different specialisations.
    You could make a case for Cavendish, in that in his specialisation he is the only one who could be considered as one of the best of all time, but I think it’s irrelevant really.
    And then there’s Beryl Burton, but she was before my time.

  • Chris Williams

    What’s 2 dopers doing on there!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ciaran Carroll

    Tough decision for me between Froomey and Wiggo. Froomey is undoubtedly the best British Grand Tour rider, but Bradley with his multiple olympic medals, hour record and Tour de France gets my vote. Wiggo is also the most stylish rider in the peloton.