“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:-