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— 4 The following evenca were decided after we went to preßa yesterday ; — Onb Mit,B Combination, scratch. First prlaj value £1 15', presented by Messrs HaUensteln Bros ; second, valae, 10s 6d, presented by Mr 0. M Brooke. B.Low, A.0.0.,.. ., f „, „. 1 R. Bargrove, P.B 0. ...... ... 2 A Jones, A .0.0., also started. . Id this race the competitor! rode a lnp, ran a Up, and rode the remaining distance. Jones had the race well m hand, bat was disqualified on the ground that he did not run the fall dis'aDoe. Jones than objected to the raoe golog to Low, on the ground that the distance was 250 yards short of that advertised. The protest was dismissed, as the dlettooe was a matter of arrangement prior to the rsoe being started. Time, 4rnin 48aeo. : Thbbb Milb OHAnrpiofserr of Ashbubton, for members of the A. 0,0. only. First prize, value £3 3>, presented by Mr John Orri second priae, value 8O3; thHrd, value 21s, presented by Mr R. Kent. W, F. Bennett* ... ,„' 1 A.Jones 2 H. H Stephens 3 W. Q. Murray also started. For the first nine laps the three placed men were alternately leading. Stephens then dropped behind and Bennetts as somed a decided lead, which he continued to Increase., winning easily by forty or fifty y»rds. Stephens an Indifferent third. Time, lO^mlnotes JovjNiys Tbio7oi.ii Rack. One lap; First prfsj, valae 10s 6d, presented by Mr O, Zander ; second, value 5i 6d, presented by Mr A Jones. D. FrledUnder ... ... l D. Cambridge... . t 2 These were the only competitors for tbfa race, whloh created a good deal of amusement, Master Frledlander iron very easily; Two Milb Road,stbs Handicap, First pri^e value £1 ii presented by Mr H. Zander ; second, valne 10a 6d, presented by Mr 0. Grnbb. T. Wall, A.0.0. ,300yds ... „. 1 O.K. Wilson, P. 8.0.,5cr 2 S. Balek. A.0.0.,400yd8 ,„ „, 3 MoKay, Q,B 0., also started. In the fifth lap Wall took the lead, end In the next round Fhher dropped oat. Wilson who from the fit'st had a good page on passed his men one by one till m the blghth lap he had ran Into second plane. Wall hfcd at this time a lead of about half a lap and Wilson set oat to overhaul him. The Ohrlstohnrch man steadily diminished the distance between them, bat could not catch Vail who won with about fifteen yards to spare, Balek an indifferent third, MoKay a few yards away fourth. Time, 6ml n 31 3 sth Been, Tjbn Milk Handicap First prizs, value £3 3s ; aeoond, valae 21s, presented by Mr D. MoFarlane ; third, value, 10a 61 W. F. BenneUj, A.0.0., 800 yds .., 1 A. Jones, A. 0,0., 800 yds „. ,'., 2 W. McKay, 0.8,0., 350 yds ... ... 3 0, B. Wilson, P 8.0., sor ; and B. Birgrove. P. 8.0., sor also started. Wilson, who it was generally thought would ap proprlate this event, retired after going about a dozen laps. Jones aod Bennetts stuck together nearly the whole of the way each alternately leading till the last lap, when Bennetts forged ahead and won with the greatest of ease by about fifty yards, Time, 37min 220e0. Jooes protested against the win on tbo ground that Bennetts ran Into him and broke some of the spokes of bis machine. The officials met and dismissed the protest, finding that the collision, wan due to Janes' own fault, ! Coiwiolaijon Handicap. One mile. A. Plokford ... 1 0. U- Andrew 2 F. Nokes 3 S Balek alio started, bat fell In the second lap. Plokford had the easiest : of victories. Time, 3mln 20aec. ]

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BICYCLE RAGES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2057, 7 February 1889

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BICYCLE RAGES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2057, 7 February 1889