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1892 - Edinburgh - 5 to 10 December

Press Cuttings from 19th Century Newspapers

FormatSixDay48TOURNAMENT IN EDINBURGH
Glasgow Herald (Scotland) Tuesday 6-Dec-1892

“The promoters of the bicycle tournament held in the spring of this year in the Waverley Market, Edinburgh, have organised a similar entertainment, which was opened yesterday, and will continue during the remainder of the week. The competitors who started were - J. C. Lumsden, Edinburgh [J D ?]; W. Stage, Aberdeen; W. Parkes [PARK], London [?]; A. H. Hawker, Leicester; A. H. Robb, Birmingham; W. Lamb, North Shields; and J. O’Flannigan, Tipperary. The prize money amounts to £1??, of which £65 goes to the long-distance event, while the remainder will be distributed over various short-distance races. At time the following were the distances covered:- Lumsden, 129 miles; Parkes, 129; Stage, 129; Hawker, 46[?]; Lamb, 111; O’Flannigan, 116; Robb, 34.”

THE CONTEST IN EDINBURGH
Glasgow Herald (Scotland) Saturday 10-Dec-1892

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FORTY-EIGHT HOURS’ PROFESSIONAL TOURNAMENT
Glasgow Herald (Scotland) Monday 12-Dec-1892

GlasgowHer18921212MonBecause the lap length was actually longer than thought at the start the winning distance was adjusted to 757 miles. This being the distance quoted in the caption to a photograph of William PARK, possibly commissioned by Elswick cycles, held by his family.

SEQUEL TO THE EDINBURGH PROFESSIONAL CYCLING CONTEST
York Herald (England) Saturday 24-Dec-1892

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W PARKES

740 miles

 

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W STAGE

738 miles

13 laps

3

J O’FLANNIGAN

574 miles

14 laps

4

J W LAMB

477 miles

2 laps

 

 

 

 

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