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1880 - Edinburgh - 3 to 8 May

Press Cuttings from 19th Century Newspapers

FormatSixDay72BICYCLE CONTEST IN EDINBURGH
Aberdeen Weekly Journal (Scotland) Tuesday, 4-May-1880

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SIX-DAYS’ BICYCLE CONTEST
Leeds Mercury (England) Tuesday, 4-May-1880

“A bicycle contest, to last six days, commenced yesterday, in the Waverley Market, Edinburgh. Eight competitors have entered.”

BICYCLE CONTEST IN EDINBURGH
Aberdeen Weekly Journal (Scotland) Friday, 7-May-1880

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THE SIX DAYS’ BICYCLE CONTEST IN EDINBURGH
Aberdeen Weekly Journal (Scotland) Monday, 10-May-1880

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This is the result based on the total miles given in the press report - which therefore lists some riders out of sequence. Also the number of laps given would mean that the track was very short - i.e. more than 14 laps to the mile (15 laps to mile = 110 metres per lap)

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C TERRONT

920 miles

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W CANN

910 miles

3

C E EDLIN

880 miles

4

? LAMB

750 miles

5

? ROBERTS

746 miles

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? WRIGHT

600 miles

7

F J LEES

578 miles

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