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1880 - Carlisle - 12 to 17 July

Press Cuttings from 19th Century Newspapers

FormatSixDay72BICYCLE CONTEST AT CARLISLE
York Herald (England) Wednesday, 14-July-1880

“On Monday a great six days’ bicycle contest, promoted by G. W. Waller, the long distance champion, was commenced in a large tent on the sands near the river Eden. The prizes offered for competition amounted to £200. The competitors were C. Terront, of Paris, the French champion; H. Higham, of Nottingham, the long distance champion of the Midlands, and winner of the champion belt of Scotland; G. E. Edlin, of Leicester, who won the contest at Newcastle; Jules Terront, of Paris, the champion trick rider of the world; J. Lees, of Sheffield, the hundred miles ex-champion; Tom Waller, Newcastle, winner of many races; R. Roberts, Cramlington; J. Battensby, J. W. Lamb, J. B. Wright, Newcastle. A start was effected at four minutes past eleven, and at the conclusion of the first hour Roberts, Battensby, Higham, Lamb, C. Terront, and Lees had covered 16 miles 9 laps, the track being 10 laps and 20 yards to the mile. Jules Terront and Edlin had each done 16 miles 8 laps. Waller 16 miles 2 laps. At seven o’clock at night C. Terront had accomplished 124 miles 7 laps, Lamb, Roberts, and Lees 124 miles 3 laps, Battensby 124 miles 2 laps, Higham 104 miles 9 laps, Waller 95 miles 6 laps, Jules Terront 82 miles 8 laps, Edlin 78 miles 9 laps, Wright 46 miles 8 laps.”

This report gives the track lap length as being 174 yards (174x10 + 20 = 1,760 yards = 1 mile) or 159.1 metres.

THE BICYCLE CONTEST AT CARLISLE
York Herald (England) Thursday, 15-July-1880

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THE SIX DAYS’ BICYCLE CONTEST AT CARLISLE
York Herald (England) Tuesday, 20-July-1880

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Penny Illustrated (London, England) Saturday, 24-July-1880

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EDLIN OF LEICESTER AT CARLISLE
Leicester Chronicle (England) Saturday, 24-July-1880

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This forum posting also confirms the above results - “Carlisle Sixday (17/7) 1. JW Lamb, 2. R. Roberts, 3. J. Battensby, 4. Charles Terront (6x12 heures) source: Boston Daily Eagle 5-8-1880”

 

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J W LAMB

1,003 miles

7 laps

2

R ROBERTS

1,000 miles

2 laps

3

J BATTENSBY

992 miles

1 lap

4

C TERRONT

840 miles

8 laps

5

J LEES

549 miles

8 laps

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H HIGHAM

428 miles

3 laps

7

G E EDLIN

427 miles

2 laps

8

J TYRE

406 miles

2 laps

9

T WALLER

363 miles

4 laps

 

J TERRONT

 

 

 

J B WRIGHT

 

 

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