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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

Biography

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.

Results

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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