On Monday four professional velocipedeans had a race on two-wheel bicycles for a sweepstake of £10 at Streatham-Common, over a mile of ground. The competitors were Messrs. Richards, Joyce, Ansett and Freuti. Freuti came in first by two lengths, Ansett second; the others tied for third place. The mile was accomplished in five minutes and a half.
The Standard, May 19, 1869; pg 3