The passing of cycling legend Basil Cohen

It is with tremendous sadness that we bid farewell to Legend of the Pedal Basil Cohen, whom passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning, after a lengthy battle with illness. Basil was, as many of us are aware, an extremely capable cyclist, representing South Africa at the Maccabi Games, and was, as the major shareholder in Deale & Huth, the founder of the cycle trade, as we know it today: being the importer/wholesaler/retailer, at that time, of virtually all of the foremost brands in world.