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1880 - Sunderland - 30 August to 4 September

Press Cuttings from 19th Century Newspapers

FormatSixDay72SIX DAYS’ BICYCLE CONTEST
Northern Echo (Darlington, England) Monday, 6-September-1880

“A six days’ bicycle contest at Sunderland, promoted by G. W. Waller, the well-known champion rider, which had been most extensively patronised during the week, was concluded on Saturday night. The result was as follows:- 1st (£50 and gold medal), Roberts, of Cramlington, who rode 1,030 miles; 2nd (£30), Lees, of Sheffield, with a record of 1,020 miles; 3rd (£20), J. Battensby, of Seaton Delaval, with 1,002 miles; and 4th (£16), T. Battensby, of Seaton Delaval, with 904 miles.”

SIX DAYS’ BICYCLING AT SUNDERLAND
Bristol Mercury (England) Tuesday, 7-September-1880

BristolMerc18800907TueA very similar report to the one in the Northern Echo but with more detail and slightly different mileage.

THE BICYCLE CONTEST AT SUNDERLAND
Leicester Chronicle (England) Saturday, 11-September-1880

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ROBERTS

1029 miles

8 laps

2

LEES

1022 miles

 

3

J BATTENSBY

1003 miles

3 laps

4

T BATTENSBY

905 miles

2 laps

5

PARKER

875 miles

8 laps

6

EDLIN

802 miles

 

7

LAMB

765 miles

5 laps

8

HIGHAM

631 miles

 

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