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1882 - Aberdeen - 14 to 19 August

Press Cuttings from 19th Century Newspapers

IMPORTANT BICYCLE RACE IN ABERDEEN
Aberdeen Journal (Scotland) Friday, 11-Aug-1882

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THE BICYCLE RACE IN ABERDEEN
Aberdeen Journal (Scotland) Tuesday, 15-Aug-1882

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THE BICYCLE CONTEST IN ABERDEEN
Aberdeen Journal (Scotland) Wednesday, 16-Aug-1882

“The bicycle contest was resumed last evening within the Recreation Grounds, Inches. The competitors started at 6:45, when there was a large concourse of spectators, nearly 2000 persons being present. The competitors rode well for the first hour, Waller and Duncan keeping close together, but about eight o’clock the latter fell at the east end of the course, and ere they could pull up, Cleminson, Lamb, Lees and Pierce, who were following close behind, fell in a heap, smashing their machines. None of the men, fortunately, were hurt, but they lost some considerable time before they were able to obtain other machines and remount. Meanwhile Waller and Higham, who had escaped the catastrophe, pursued their course round the track, and the former thereby gained six laps upon Duncan, who is a great favourite, and for whom considerable sympathy in his unfortunate fall was felt. Lees, who appeared in bad form during the first hour, improved greatly, and latterly rode splendidly, and about the finish took a lap. In spite of Duncan, after smashing his bicycle, having to ride a 53-inch machine, three inches lower than his own, he appeared in good form, and his spurting was greeted with loud cheers by the spectators. Latterly in particular he rode well, and in the last two rounds kept the lead, Waller being second. When time was called, the scores were as follows :-

 

Miles

Laps

G. W. Waller, Newcastle-on-Tyne

124

7

H. O. Duncan, Paris

121

15

J. W. Lamb, Newcastle

121

5

J. Cleminson, do.

121

1

F. J. Lees, Sheffield

118

2

H. Higham, Nottingham

112

13

J. Pierce, New York

109

14

The track was in excellent condition, and it is expected that, if the weather continue fine, it will improve greatly during the week. The starter and referee was Mr G. A. Robertson, Aberdeen. The contest will be continued this evening at 6:40.”

THE ABERDEEN BICYCLE CONTEST
Aberdeen Journal (Scotland) Friday, 18-Aug-1882

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CLOSE OF THE BICYCLE CONTEST AT ABERDEEN
Aberdeen Journal (Scotland) Monday, 21-Aug-1882

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G W WALLER

272 miles

8 laps

2

H O DUNCAN

269 miles

15 laps

3

J W LAMB

269 miles

6 laps

4

J CLEMINSON

266 miles

10 laps

5

F J LEES

263 miles

11 laps

6

J PIERCE

230 miles

3 laps

7

H HIGHAM

166 miles

 

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