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those years,

of the time-trial,
in British cycling,
Road Racing Council,
“The Rolling Wheel”,
much further back than that,
days of cycle sport in Britain.

In the 1920s for example,

the sport of time-trialling was set up,
he was entirely in favour of women riding.
in fact he must
its development during its first thirty years.
the man who first conceived the idea
and it is a great pity that
and Bidlake was the
and the man who guided
become a fundamental record of the early
But his involvement in time-trialling goes
automatic choice to be its first chairman.
because it would surely have
be regarded as the founding father of the
In 1922 the first body overseeing
he did not write his personal history of
From 1890 to 1930,

Trike-racing around 1890.
he consistently opposed the entry of women into racing,

The Unfinished Story
Bidlake knew everyone and everything
in which he shared his vast knowledge and gave his opinions on all cycling

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