Bob Downs
Bob Downs riding for Great Britain in the Milk Race
Personal information
Born (1955-07-24) 24 July 1955 (age 66)
Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom
Team information
Rider typeTime Trialist
Amateur teams
-GS Strada
-Manchester Wheelers' Club
Professional team
1984-89Percy Bilton
Major wins
Sealink International

Robert Downs (born 24 July 1955) is a former English professional cyclist from Basildon, Essex.

Cycling career

He won the Sealink International in 1980 and competed at the 1980 Moscow Olympics in the Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial.[1]

He represented England in the road race, at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.[2] Four years later he represented England and won a gold medal in the team time trial, at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3][4]

He rode for Manchester Wheelers' Club and was a professional between 1984-1989 ending his career with Percy Bilton.


1st Tour of Ireland
3rd in Premier Calendar
1st in Gran Premio della Liberazione
3rd in Stage 3 Milk Race, Sheffield (GBR)
3rd in General Classification Milk Race
11th Commonwealth Games, Road race
1st in Premier Calendar
1st Overall, Sealink International
9th Olympic Games, Team Time Trial (100 km)
4th Overall, Milk Race
2nd in Stage 8 Milk Race, Scarborough
2nd in Stage 11 Milk Race, Harrogate
1st in Premier Calendar
6th Overall, Sealink International
United Kingdom 5th British National Road Race Championships (Amateur)
4th Overall, Milk Race
3rd in Stage 8 Milk Race, Skegness
1982 Commonwealth Games
Gold, Team Time Trial (with Malcolm Elliott, Joe Waugh and Steve Lawrence)
10th Brisbane-Sydney
2nd in Milton Keynes
56th Nissan Classic
14th Kellogg's Tour of Britain
3rd in Dublin
1st in Porthcawl
2nd in Stage 3 Milk Race, Plymouth
3rd in South Shields
2nd in Worksop


  1. ^ "Bob Downs Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. ^ "1978 Athletes". Team England.
  3. ^ "1982 Athletes". Team England.
  4. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.