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1887 - Edinburgh - 24 to 29 October

Press Cuttings from 19th Century Newspapers

FormatSixDay48Penny Illustrated (London, England) Saturday, 29-Oct-1887

A six days’ contest was commenced at Waverley Market, Edinburgh, on Monday, the competitors including Howell, Battensby, Woodside, Lumsden, Young, Parkes, Dubois, Robb, Hawker, Steele and Patrick. Parkes, Dubois and Lumsden never left the track, and succeeded in breaking the record of Waller at the same place some years ago by 4 min. 50 sec. At half-past ten o’clock on Monday night the order was - Parkes, 126 miles 8 laps; Dubois, 126 miles 8 laps; Lumsden, 126 miles 8 laps.

Leeds Mercury (England) Saturday 5-Nov-1887

A bicycle match, which had been in progress in Edinburgh during the last week, was concluded on Saturday night. There were at first twelve competitors, but the interest was centred in Lumsden (Aberdeen) and Dubois (Paris), who, on Monday, ran ahead of all the others, and were left alone on the track. There were upwards of ten thousand persons present at the close in Waverley Market, and Lumsden won by about a yard amid much excitement. Each had ridden eight hours for six consecutive days, neither leaving the saddle during all that time. Lumsden has been regarded as the champion of Scotland, and Dubois as the champion of France.

INTERNATIONAL RACE IN EDINBURGH
York Herald (England) Saturday 5-Nov-1887

YorkHerald18871105SatThis latest find confirms that at least three riders from the USA  were in Edinburgh at this time.

The Graphic (London, England) Saturday 5-Nov-1887

In a six days’ (eight hours a day) bicycling contest at Edinburgh, Lumsden and Dubois kept together the whole way, and the Englishman finally won by a yard and a half. Pretty close that at the end of 655 miles!

BICYCLING EXTRAORDINARY
Otago Daily Times (New Zealand) 17-Dec-1887

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Sporting Life (USA) 23-Nov-1887

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[J D] LUMSDEN

654 miles

12 laps

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[J] DUBOIS

654 miles

12 laps

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[W] PARKES

474 miles

1 lap

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[J] YOUNG

401 miles

 

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[W J] MORGAN

378 miles

 

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?? ROBB

340 miles

 

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?? HAWKER

327 miles

1 lap

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[W M] WOODSIDE

301 miles

1 lap

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[R] HOWELL

234 miles

11 laps

 

?? STEELE

 

 

 

?? PATRICK

 

 

 

?? BATTENSBY

 

 

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Kampioen188711Here is the November 1887 issue of De Kampioen - with Lumsden’s win taking up all of the front page advertising space.

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