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1898 - London

Not one but a series of three / four races - 27 December 1897 to 1 January 1898; 3 to 8; 10 to 15 and 17 to 22 January 1898. The reason for the doubt being that the first two weeks of racing were combined into a single total making a Double Six.

Press Cuttings from 19th Century Newspapers

CYCLING AT THE AQUARIUM
Daily News (London, England) Tuesday, 28-Dec-1897

“A twelve days’ International Cycling Contest for ladies was commenced yesterday at the Royal Aquarium, Westminster, the building being packed with spectators. Owing to the large number of entrants the riders (comprising many of the best English and Continental lady cyclists) were divided into three sections, as follows; Section 1 - Mlles Neva and Dedaele, Misses Pattison and Lane. Section 2 - Mlles Roget, Beany Vautro, and Palliarde, and Misses Farrar and Anderson. Section 3 - Mlles Marcelle Vautro and Eglee and Misses Blackburn and Harwood. The sections ride twice daily, of one and a half hours’ duration each ride. From commencement the pace was very fast in all sections, with the result that several of the riders, not being accustomed to the track, failed to negotiate the corners, and came to grief. At the conclusion of the day’s riding the scores stood: Miss Farrar, 57 miles 3 laps; Mlle. Roger, 56 miles 9 laps; Miss Harwood, 56 miles 2 laps; Mlle Eglee, 56 miles 2 laps; Miss Blackburn, 56 miles 2 laps; Miss Anderson, 56 miles; Miss Lane, 56 miles; and Mlle Dedaele, 59 miles 8 laps.”

LADIES RACE AT THE ROYAL AQUARIUM
Daily News (London, England) Thursday, 30-Dec-1897

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LADIES RACE AT THE AQUARIUM
Daily News (London, England) Saturday, 1-Jan-1898 (but almost unreadable)

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LADIES CONTEST AT THE AQUARIUM
Daily News (London, England) Monday, 3-Jan-1898 (but almost unreadable)

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LADIES RACE AT THE AQUARIUM
Daily News (London, England) Tuesday, 4-Jan-1898

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Lloyd’s Weekly News (London, England) Sunday, 9-Jan-1898

LloydsWN18980109Sun2nd Ladies “Twelve Day” Race of 1898 - but this one treated as two separate Sixes.

LADIES RACE AT THE AQUARIUM
Daily News (London, England) Monday, 10-Jan-1898

Pos

Rider

Miles

Laps

1

Mdlle ROGER

691

6

2

Miss FARRAR

690

8

3

Miss ANDERSON

684

5

4

Miss BLACKBURN

677

4

5

Miss HARWOOD

677

1

6

Mdlle EGLEE

676

2

7

Mdlle DEDAELE

631

7

8

Miss LANE

620

1

9

Mdlle Marcelle VAUTRO

595

9

10

Miss PATTISON

586

6

“After extending over twelve days, the Ladies’ International Cycle Race was concluded at the Royal Aquarium on Saturday night, the final scores being:-...”

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LADIES INTERNATIONAL RACE
Daily News (London, England) Wednesday, 12-Jan-1898

“Racing in this six days’ contest for ladies was resumed yesterday at the Royal Aquarium, Westminster, the riders in the first section travelling at a fast rate improved their positions on the other competitors. At the expiration of one and a half hours ride the scores in the first section were: Miss Anderson, 97 miles 2 laps; Mdlle. Marcelle Vautro, 97 miles 2 laps; Miss Pattison, 93 miles 5 laps; Mdlle. Beany Vautro, 48 miles 8 laps. In the second section’s ride Farrar forced the pace and continually lapped both Blackburn and Lutreille, Mdlle. Neva being an absentee. The closing scores for the second section were: Miss Farrar 97 miles; Miss Blackburn, 78 miles 8 laps; Mdlle Lutreille, 75 miles 9 laps; Mdlle. Neva, 31 miles 9 laps. On returning to the track for the second time, the riders in the first section again forced the pace; and the expiration of the two hours the scores stood: Miss Anderson 134 miles 8 laps; Mdlle. Marcell Vautro, 134 miles 8 laps; Miss Pattison, 131 miles; Mdlle. Beany Vautro, 65 miles 3 laps. In the second section, Farrar continued to make the best of her way unaided, Blackburn and Lutreille being off the track at times, the closing scores in this division being: Miss Farrar, 134 miles 5 laps; Mdlle. Lutreille, 1?3 miles 4 laps; Miss Blackburn, 86 miles 2 laps; Mdlle. Neva, 31 miles 9 laps.”

LADIES INTERNATIONAL RACE
Daily News (London, England) Thursday, 13-Jan-1898

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LADIES INTERNATIONAL RACE
Daily News (London, England) Saturday, 15-Jan-1898

The semi-final stage in this six days’ contest was commenced at the Royal Aquarium, Westminster, yesterday, the improved position of the first section creating a great attraction. Having reduced the second section’s lead by over a mile, Anderson and Marcelle made every effort to draw level with Farrar, and covered 29 miles 3 laps in the 90 minutes. Scores: Miss Anderson, 296 miles 3 laps; Mdlle. Marcelle Vautro, 296 miles 3 laps; Mdlle. Beany Vautro, 171 miles 9 laps.
In the second section’s ride Farrar failed to reach the figures of the previous section for the one and a-half hours ride, and lost a further lap, although still holding the lead by 1 mile 4 laps. Scores: Miss Farar, 297 miles 7 laps; Miss Pattison, 266 miles 2 laps; Mdlle. Lutreille, 222 miles 7 laps.
During the evening’s ride the leaders in the first section covered 38 miles 2 laps, the closing scores being: Miss Anderson, 334 miles 6 laps; Mdlle. Marcelle, 334 miles 6 laps; Mdlle. Beany, 195 miles 7 laps. Second section: Miss Farrar, 335 miles 5 laps; Miss Pattison, 292 miles 8 laps; Mdlle. Lutrielle, 263 miles 5 laps.

LADIES INTERNATIONAL RACE
Daily News (London, England) Monday, 17-Jan-1898

Pos

Rider

Miles

Laps

1

Mdlle Marcelle VAUTRO

402

9

2

Miss ANDERSON

402

9

3

Miss FARRAR

363

9

4

Miss PATTISON

347

5

5

Mdlle LUTREILLE

307

3

6

Mdlle Beany VAUTRO

241

6

“The six days’ Ladies’ Race at the Royal Aquarium, Westminster, came to a conclusion on Saturday, the final scores being: ..”

“Mdlle Marcelle Vautro bet Miss Anderson by two lengths in the final “dust-up” and won first prize, viz. - £17. The last six days’ race of the season commences today.”

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CYCLING AT THE AQUARIUM
Daily News (London, England) Tuesday, 18-Jan-1898

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LADIES INTERNATIONAL RACE
Daily News (London, England) Friday, 21-Jan-1898

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Daily News (London, England) Monday, 24-Jan-1898

Pos

Rider

Miles

Laps

1

Mlle DEDAELE

397

2

2

Miss BLACKBURN

397

2

3

Miss HARWOOD

397

2

4

Mlle Marcelle VAUTRO

394

1

5

Miss ANDERSON

392

8

6

Miss PATTISON

370

 

7

Mlle Beany VAUTRO

333

7

“The six days’ ladies cycle race was concluded at the Royal Aquarium on Saturday, the final positions being:-”

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