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1881 - Huddersfield, Yorkshire - 9 to 14 May

Press Cuttings from 19th Century Newspapers

FormatSixDay72THE BICYCLE CONTEST AT HUDDERSFIELD
Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (England) Friday, 13-May-1881

HuddersDChron18810513Fri“This bicycle contest was continued yesterday in the presence of a large concourse of spectators, all the men being started at 11 a.m. by Mr. Jewett, the referee. For the first time since the contest began, Lees and Parkes, 3-15 p.m., left the track for about three-quarters of an hour, and at 4-43 Lamb had about an hour’s rest. The intervals made very little difference to the relative positions of the men.
The competitor in the six hours’ amateur race was R. C. Eastwood. who, although greatly distressed, made a plucky stay, and headed the score with 92 miles 9 laps. He had a fall about nine o’clock, which did not, however, seriously impede his progress. He ran level to Roberts, the next best scorer, at 10-44.
A five mile consolation race for the professionals was also contested yesterday, competed for in heats by Spencer and Tunnard, Tyre and James, Higham and Terront, Waller and Cann. The first named in the couples won the heats. The ties were won as follows:- Spencer beat Tyre, Higham beat Waller. The final was won by Higham with four yards to spare, the course being covered in 16 minutes.
The score when the racing concluded last evening was as follows:-

THE GREAT BICYCLE CONTEST AT HUDDERSFIELD
Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (England) Monday, 16-May-1881

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1

J W LAMB

942 miles

6 laps

2

W PARKES

886 miles

4 laps

3

F J LEES

882 miles

5 laps

4

J SKEENE

866 miles

8 laps

5

J TUNNARD

613 miles

4 laps

6

R JAMES

417 miles

4 laps

7

W TYRE

406 miles

1 lap

8

T SPENCER

375 miles

 

9

H HIGHAM

363 miles

 

10

W CANN

314 miles

5 laps

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The results for the amateur 6 hour race were -

1

J D ROYSTON

96 miles

3 laps

2

J H KAYE

94 miles

0 laps

3

W L WARBURTON

93 miles

0 laps

4

R C EASTWOOD

92 miles

9 laps

5

J S ROBERTS

89 miles

3 laps

6

D HIRST

80 miles

1 lap

7

L DEMATRIADI

50 miles

0 laps

8

F ROYSTON

46 miles

1 lap

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