Tom Morris on his cycle

Tom Morris, wearing the Victoria Wheelers club colours, was one of the greatest cyclists from a city that has produced its share of them. He emerged from the Island to represent Canada in cycling at the Summer Olympics in Munich,1972 and Montreal,1976. Tom won three Canadian national titles and represented Canada at two Olympics, two Commonwealth Games (Edinburgh in 1970 and Christchurch in 1974), two Pan-American Games and every world championship between 1969 and 1976. He was voted Victoria Male Athlete of the Year for 1972. As a sign of Tom's steely determination, at age 32, he set himself the goal of cycling 7000 miles in six months to prepare himself for the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics. He met that goal, and then won four of six selection races to assure his spot as Captain on the Canadian team. After his cycling career, Tom competed twice in Ironman Hawaii and once in Ironman New Zealand where he won his age group and placed 18th overall.

saveonABOUT THE GREATER VICTORIA
SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.

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