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The last stage, from Rolleston to Christchurch, was taken by T. Clarkson and E. Archer. Archer’s tyre was punctured, and Clarkson arrived with the message at the cycle show at 3 25. He then led a procession of cyclists to the Governor’s residence, where he handed the message to Mr J. J. Kinsey (the president), who presented it to His Excellency, and Lord Ranfurly made reference to his old associations as a cyclist in the days of the ordinary, and'wished the cycle show every success. The Camara morning paper reports that at least three of the riders between Dunedin and Camara met with mishaps. While Lawson and Skinner were riding between Evansdale and Palmerston they did not notice that there was a bar across the Waikpuaiti bridge, which is being repaired. Lawson rap against the bar and broke

three of his fingers. Afcer see’ng to his comrade Skinner rode on with his message to Palmsrston. Dey and Moore—from Palmerston to Hampden—had to cross the Horse Range owing to the bad state of the Shag Point road, Moore’s machine got away with him coming down the range, and he mot with a bad fall, by which both he and his machine were badly injured.

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THE RELAY RIDE., Issue 10465, 8 November 1897

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THE RELAY RIDE. Issue 10465, 8 November 1897

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