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1880 - Hull, Yorkshire - 31 May to 5 June

Press Cuttings from 19th Century Newspapers

FormatSixDay72GREAT SIX-DAYS’ BICYCLE CONTEST
The Hull Packet (England) Thursday, 20-May-1880

HullPacket18800520ThuThe entry for “H Sligham” refers, of course, to Henry Higham.

SIX-DAYS’ BICYCLE CONTEST IN HULL
The Hull Packet (England) Friday, 4-June-1880

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THE BICYCLE TOURNAMENT AT HULL
Leeds Mercury (England) Monday, 7-June-1880

“The six days’ bicycle contest at Hull, promoted by G. Waller, the long-distance champion of the world, came to a close at a quarter to twelve on Saturday night. A large amount of interest was manifest in the running, and on the last day the proceedings were witnessed by an exceedingly large number of people, who testified by cheers their appreciation of the efforts of each of the bicyclists, as he passed by along his apparently never-ending round on...”

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C TERRONT

860 miles

5 laps

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H HIGHAM

854 miles

6 laps

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F J LEES

848 miles

16 laps

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T WALLER

622 miles

9 laps

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F ROBERTS

602 miles

12 laps

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J R WRIGHT

524 miles

 

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W CANN

retired

 

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