REDCAR – Bicycle Race 1870
Accreditation The Redcar & Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 08/07/187
On Monday afternoon, a race for the championship of the North of England, and a silver cup, given by Mr. H. Gray, of the Station Hotel, came off. The course was from Marske to Redcar, along the public highway and down the Redcar High Street, a distance of three and a half miles, which distance the winner traversed in 16 minutes. There were nine entries for the contest – Mr. Wright, of Newcastle, the winner; Mr. Higgins, of Stockton, who was second; and Mr. Waugh, of Lazenby, who obtained a prize of £1 for the neatest costume. Mr. Waugh broke down soon after starting and came in long after the termination of the race; Mr. Wright also broke two spokes at the end of Redcar Lane, but repairing his machine again, he mounted, made up the 150 yards he had lost, and came in winner by about 100 yards.
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