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Bill Pratney (born Wiremu Paratane) began his cycling career in 1926 at the age of 17, a career that would span an astounding seven decades. He won an array of championship titles and triumphed in numerous classic races. Tagged the ‘Iron Man’, Pratney was tough as nails. His extraordinary career had barely begun when he was involved in a dreadful accident. One rider was killed, while Pratney was left for dead. Against the odds, he recovered to cycle race again. This is his remarkable story.