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Bailey, William James (1888–1971), cyclist  

Tony Rennick

Bailey, William James (1888–1971), cyclist, was born on 6 April 1888, at 4 Grantham Place, Park Lane, Mayfair, London, the son of William Bailey, a domestic coachman, and his wife, Elizabeth Jane Butterfield. He trained as an engineer at the London Polytechnic engineering school...

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Bidlake, Frederick Thomas (1867–1933), cyclist and journalist  

Laura Dawkins

Bidlake, Frederick Thomas (1867–1933), cyclist and journalist, was born at 318 Essex Road, Islington, London, on 13 March 1867, the only son of John Purdue Bidlake (1817–1906), a graduate of London University who taught private pupils, and his wife, Phebe West, née Sharman (1827/8–1899)...

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Bidlake, Frederick Thomas (1867–1933)  

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Frederick Thomas Bidlake (1867–1933) by unknown photographer, 1895 National Cycle Archives/University of Warwick, Modern Records Centre

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Burton [née Charnock], Beryl (1937–1996), cyclist  

Wray Vamplew

Burton [née Charnock], Beryl (1937–1996), cyclist, was born on 12 May 1937 at 3 Howard Avenue, Halton, Leeds, the second daughter in the family of three children of John Henry Charnock, motor engineer, and his wife, Jessie May, née Williamson. As a child she suffered from chronic ill health. Chorea and rheumatic fever kept her in hospital and then in a convalescent home for fifteen months. She had resultant speech difficulties and for a while was paralysed down one side of her body. Her education suffered and she left ...

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Fleming [née Bartram; first married name Dovey], Lillian Irene [Billie] (1914–2014), cyclist  

Fiona I. Skillen

Fleming [née Bartram; first married name Dovey], Lillian Irene [Billie] (1914–2014), cyclist, was born on 13 April 1914 at 45 St Paul’s Road, Camden, London, the eldest of three daughters of John Bartram, toolmaker, and his wife, Julia Mary, ...

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Gray (née Greenway), (Edna) Eileen Mary (1920–2015), cyclist and promoter of women’s sports  

Jean Williams

Gray (née Greenway), (Edna) Eileen Mary (1920–2015), cyclist and promoter of women’s sports, was born on 25 April 1920 at 11 Abbeyfield Road, Rotherhithe, London, the daughter of William Thomas Greenway (1892–1957), a warehouse clerk at a biscuit works, and his wife, ...

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Harris, Reginald Hargreaves (1920–1992)  

Maker: Bert Hardy

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Reginald Hargreaves Harris (1920–1992) by Bert Hardy, 1947 Getty Images – Bert Hardy

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Harris, Reginald Hargreaves [Reg] (1920–1992), cyclist  

Tony Mason

Harris, Reginald Hargreaves [Reg] (1920–1992), cyclist, was born Reginald Hargreaves at 7 Garden Street, Bury, Lancashire, on 1 March 1920, the son of Elsie Hargreaves, cotton weaver. He acquired the surname Harris following his mother's marriage to Joseph Harris, engineer and businessman. His first job was as an apprentice motor mechanic but he soon moved from the workshop to the showroom, which also sold cycles. He joined the ...

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Holding, Thomas Hiram (1844–1930), touring cyclist and promoter of recreational camping  

Hazel Constance

Holding, Thomas Hiram (1844–1930), touring cyclist and promoter of recreational camping, was born on 29 December 1844 at Steel, Prees, Shropshire, the first son and first of nine children of Daniel Holding (1813–1857), a tailor, and his wife, Sarah, née Middleton (1823–1912). His parents became Mormons, and in February 1853 they sold their possessions and the family sailed for ...

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Linton, Arthur Vincent (1868–1896), cyclist  

Steven Thompson

Linton, Arthur Vincent (1868–1896), cyclist, was born at Seavington St Michael, Somerset, on 10 November 1868, the third son in the family of at least five sons and two daughters of John Maltravers Linton (or Lenton; b. 1843/4), innkeeper of the Volunteer Inn...

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Linton, Arthur Vincent (1868–1896)  

Maker: B. Thomas

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Arthur Vincent Linton (1868–1896) by B. Thomas reproduced by permission of Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries photographic archives

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Michael, James (1875–1904)  

Maker: C. H. Barenne

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James Michael (1875–1904) by C. H. Barenne reproduced by permission of Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries photographic archives

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Michael, James [Jimmy] (1875–1904), cyclist  

Steven Thompson

Michael, James [Jimmy] (1875–1904), cyclist, was born at 26 Woodland Terrace, Aberdâr, Glamorgan, on 9 November 1875, the son of John Michael (1855/6–1884), butcher, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Tanner. Following the death of his father Michael was raised by his paternal grandmother, ...

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Sheil, Norman Leslie (1932–2018), cyclist and cycling coach  

Neil Carter

Sheil, Norman Leslie (1932–2018), cyclist and cycling coach, was born on 22 October 1932 at 5 Lilley Road, Fairfield, Liverpool, the younger son and youngest of five children of William Sheil (1896–1963), a parcel delivery company’s lorry driver, and his wife ...