THE CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIP OF EUROPE
To the Editor of The Times
Sir,—it may interest your readers to know that Mr E Hale, who so well demonstrated the athletic supremacy of England at Berlin, is by no means the only speedy rider we possess, and does not even hold championship honours for England. The Five Miles Amateur Championship, run at Long Eaton on July 24, comes nearest to the 10.000
Metres Championship of Europe and in the final heat of the Five Miles Championship the placing was as follows:—P. Furnivall (Berretta Cycling Club), 1; W. A. Illston
(Speedwell B. C.), 2; George Gatehouse (Cambridge University Bicycle Club), 3; E Hale (Gainsboro’ Cycling Club), 4 – the latter being some distance behind the leading trio.
I am, Sir, yours obediently,
The Times, Wednesday, Aug 18, 1886; pg. 10