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1896 - London - Mens Races

Press Cuttings from 19th Century Newspapers

This is the report for the Aquarium racing from - Daily News Friday 3-Jan-1896

DailyNews18960103FriThis the fourth day of a men’s Six Day of 6 1/2 hours per day plus various ladies races. The next ladies’ Six Day started the following week more...

Rot18960108This is the brief clipping from Rotterdam (8-Jan-1896) of the standings after 42 hours of racing on Saturday night - which should be the final results.

Pos

Team - Riders

Miles

Laps

Mph / Kph

1

L DAVIS

660

3

16.9 / 27.1

2

E RANSLEY

660

1

 

3

J E RIDOUT

659

2

 

4

E BUCK

603

3

 

5

F GEORGE

593

1

 

No more press reports for this men’s Six have been traced.

One report states the sessions were 6.5 hours/day and the other gives 42 hours in total (6x7 hours) - but looking at the average speed I think the total must have been 39 hours (6x6.5 hours).

CYCLING AT THE AGRICULTURAL HALL
The Standard (London, England) Tuesday 24-Mar-1896

Standard18960324TueThe first day of a second men’s London Six for 1896. This one 4 hours per day.

CYCLING AT THE AGRICULTURAL HALL
The Standard (London, England) Friday 27-Mar-1896

Standard18960327Fri“Resuming the Twenty-four Hours’ Scratch Race yesterday, the competitors kept so well together that six of the eight covered within thirty yards of the same distance. A. V. Linton won the day prize once more, this time by a yard from G. A. Paterson.
Fourth stage of Twenty-four hours’ scratch race - Total distances run:- A V Linton, 333 miles 7 laps 165 yards; G Baraquin, 333 miles 7 laps 149 yds; E Hale*, 333 miles 4 laps 129 yards; F Waller*, 333 miles 3 laps 134 yards; G A Nelson, 333 miles 3 laps 78 yards; G A Paterson, 332 miles 3 laps 74 yards; T Jones, 324 miles 5 laps 131 yards; E O Perry, 324 miles 4 lpas 195 yards....”

*These riders are thought to be; Teddy Hale - the winner of 1896 New York Six - and Frank Waller the winner at Washington and Pittsburgh in 1894.

CYCLING AT THE AGRICULTURAL HALL
The Standard (London, England) Monday 30-Mar-1896

Standard18960330Mon

Pos

Team - Riders

Miles

Yards

Mph / Kph

1

Arthur V LINTON

491

653

20.47 / 32.95

2

Gabriel BARAQUIN

491

651

 

3

Edward (Teddy) HALE

490

1620

 

4

Frank WALLER

490

1599

 

5

G A NELSON

490

1390

 

6

G A PATERSON

489

1326

 

 

T JONES (retired)

 

 

 

 

E O PERRY (retired)

 

 

 

 

J COLE (retired)

 

 

 

 

B WINCHURCH (retired)

 

 

 

 

R CLAUDE (retired)

71

 

 

 

J H PETERSON (retired)

42

 

 

 

W T GRACE (retired)

37

 

 

 

H T ALLEN (retired)

29

 

 

 

Report and advertising in the French press .....

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