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Sydney Bailey

Full name: Sydney Frederick Bailey
Gender: Male
Born: 1886
Affiliations: Polytechnic Cycling Club, Westminster (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling


Sydney Bailey started racing with the South West Ham Rovers CC at the age of 18 before a move, in 1907, to the Polytechnic Club. He won the 10-mile race, for the Surrey Cup, at Kennington Oval in 1909, and the following year won the 10-mile point-to-point race for the Penrose Cup at the Southern Championship at Herne Hill, beating the 1908 Olympic silver-medalist [Charles Denny] into second place. Also in 1910, Bailey finished third in the motor-paced race at the World Championships in Brussels. In an attempt to set new amateur motor-paced records at Canning Town that year, he set every record from 440 yards to seven miles and probably would have set more had there not been a fault with his pacing vehicle. Bailey also broke [Leon Meredith]’s one and 10-mile motor-paced cinder track records at Fallowfield, Manchester, in 1913. After the War, Bailey raced as a professional, and in 1924, at the age of 38, broke the professional motor-paced records for two, four and six miles, again at Fallowfield.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer London Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Great Britain GBR 8

Men's 100 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1908 Summer London Cycling Great Britain Final Round Match 1/2 8
1908 Summer London Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat One 3 QU at 2 lengths
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