Michael Gledhill, of Bramble Bank, was before Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.
The court heard that the 23-year-old was charged on Wednesday with causing the death of Mr Radford by dangerous driving.
The cycling champion was left brain damaged after being allegedly hit by a car on Huddersfield Road between New Mill and Brockholes on July 31 2013.
Mr Radford died from his injuries in November last year.
The 70-year-old from Meltham was chairman of Huddersfield Cyclists Touring Club.
After sufferiing the injuries, he was in a persistent vegetative state.
A post-mortem after his death on November 5 indicated that the death was not down to natural causes but linked with the earlier incident.
Gledhill did not enter a plea at the brief hearing.
Magistrates sent his case to Leeds Crown Court.
He will first appear there on January 22 and was granted unconditional bail.