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to 1933,
of the sport.
Bidlake,
tor of the sport.
record-breaking,
The Bidlake award,
1890
1889
1889
later to become the A1,
BIDLAKE THE MAN
Frederick Thomas Bidlake,
But before all that,


cycling and cycle-racing in this country,
President for the last nine of those years.
the premier cycling clubs in the country,

24 Hour Tricycle
legal matters relating to cycling was unrivalled,
affectionately known as “Biddy”,
100 miles Tricycle
which was launched in 1934,
and it was on the trike that he set many RRA records,
from Barnet northwards as far as
or off the bike in the service of cycling,
London – York Tricycle
field of British cycling.That achievement may be on the bike,
from the late 1880s,
York.
he had been a great rider himself,
to say that in this country it was long regarded as the Oscar of cycling.
6:55:58
18.28.00
289 miles
these being paced,





His knowledge and judgement on all historical,
Many of the most famous names in British cycling have received the award,
and through to his death in 1933.
was a lifelong member of the North Road CC,
and he served on the committee of the Road Records Association from 1891-1933,
as the custom then was:
The Unfinished Story
in the form of championship victories or
is given annually for outstanding achievement in the
for example in administration or promotion
and it is fair
whose members rode and raced on the Great North Road,
technical and
He was President of the club from 1914
being
one of
probably the most outstanding figure in the period which saw the birth of
It was set up as a memorial to
and this gave him a unique authority as an administra-
favouring the tricycle over the bicycle,
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