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1892 - Holborn, London - 2 to 7 May

Press Cuttings from 19th Century Newspapers

FormatSixDay72BICYCLING IN HOLBORN - £1,000 IN PRIZES
Pall Mall Gazette (London, England) Tuesday 3-May-1892

“A six days go-as-you-please bicycle race began yesterday at the Central Hall, High Holborn. Some dozen men started, each, no doubt, hoping to carry off the £1,000 for the man who covers 1,500 miles. Each competitor has to ride 150 miles a day - between 11.30 a.m. and 11.30 p.m. - or he is ruled out of the race. Two at least of the cyclists are champions, and the speed the men rounded the corners was startling. Lamb, Stage, Snowden, Baker and Hall Berte made the best show at first. The hall (which is making quite a name for itself in contests of this kind) also offers the attraction of seeing Joe Spencer, a sturdy old man of seventy-three years of age, whose boots weigh no less than 7lb. each attempting to walk fifty miles a day for twenty days. He is already approaching his 500th mile. Roller-skating goes on the while as usual.”

SIX DAYS’ BICYCLE RACE
Daily News (London, England) Tuesday 3-May-1892

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SIX DAYS’ BICYCLE RACE
Leeds Mercury (England) Thursday 5-May-1892

The six days’ bicycle race of twelve hours a day, which commenced at the Central Hall, Holborn, on Monday, was continued yesterday, and at the close of the day the distances were - Lamb, 519 miles; Stage, 467 miles; Flanagn, 443 miles; Halbert, 427 miles; Snowden, 383 miles; Venville, 367 miles; Lewis 355 miles; and Baker, 304 miles.

SIX DAYS’ BICYCLE RACE
Birmingham Daily Post (England) Friday 6-May-1892

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THE LONDON CYCLING TOURNAMENT
Leeds Mercury (England) Saturday 7-May-1892

The Central Hall in Holborn was again remarkably well attended yesterday, when the fifth portion of the six-days’ bicycle race was disposed of. Lamb again went well, but no special features occurred, and at the close of the day the distances were - Lamb, 855 miles; Stage, 723; Flannagan, 692; Hal Brete, 677; Hawker, 612; Veuville, 600; Snowden, 553, Lewes, 543; and Baker, 513.

THE SIX DAYS’ BICYCLE RACE
Sheffield & Rotherham Independent (England) Monday 9-May-1892

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Northern Echo (Darlington, England) Tuesday 10-May-1892

The six days’ bicycle race (12 hours a day) at the Central Hall, Holborn, resulted, as was expected, in the victory of Lamb, who rode strongly to the end, and two hours before the finish beat the previous record of 1,007 miles 1,232 yards ridden by F. J. Lees, at Middlesbrough. In the end he created a new world’s record, his total score for the 72 hours being 1,013 miles 126 yards.

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W LAMB

1,013 miles

126 yds

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W STAGE

847 miles

 

3

FLANNAGAN

828 miles

3 laps

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Hal BERTE

822 miles

3 laps

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HAWKER

675 miles

 

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VEUVILLE

667 miles

13 laps

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SNOWDEN

635 miles

 

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LEWIS

626 miles

6 laps

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BAKER

605 miles

2 laps

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