Harry Worthington was born in Sydney in 1914 and was an International cyclist from 1932 when he had great success in “6 Day” and motor paced cycling.
As far as Monaro was concerned Harry really came into his own when he lived in Cooma and competed in the Veteran Class of cycling.
◦1982 at age 68 he represented Australia in Austria and came 5th in the “Prize of All Nations”.
◦1982 he rode in the Perth to Sydney Marathon and won the NSW Australian Cycling Union Southern District Division Track Championship.
◦1984 won the Australian Road Championship 32 km at Seymour.
◦1985 won the National Veterans Championship over 70 years.
◦1986 won the Australian Road Championship over 70 years.
◦1987 2nd Australian Road Championship over 70 years.
◦1987 won Australian Track Championship in Tasmania.
◦1988 won Australian Road Championship.
◦1988 won Australian Veteran Track Championship.
◦1988 won Masters Games at Alice Springs for 70 years and over at age 74.
◦1988 won Masters Games at Alice Springs 1000metre sprint 70 years and over.
◦1989 won NSW Australian Cycling Union Championship Veteran Class.
◦1991 won Australian Veteran Road Championship 75 years and over at Forster NSW.
◦1996 won 5 gold medals in Masters Games at Alice Springs in 80+ Division.
Apart from the above wins Harry won many other medals at Master Games and Championships both in Australia and overseas.
He was Australian Veteran Cyclist of the Year in 1987. Was awarded Australia Day Achievement in sport Medal in 1985 and was Cooma’s Veteran Sportsperson from 1982-1986.