Full name: Edward Charles "Ted" Piercy
Born: December 26, 1882 in Southwark, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: January 3, 1968 in [unknown], Surrey, Great Britain
Affiliations: Polytechnic C. C., Westminster (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Soon after taking up racing seriously, Ted Piercy joined the crack Polytechnic Cycling Club, and in 1907 was the half-mile handicap winner at the annual three-cornered match between the Poly, Putney and Paddington cycling clubs at Herne Hill. Piercy went on to win many races at club level, and on many tracks around the London area. He was a good handicap rider, mostly of distances up to a mile. He teamed up with [Cecil McKaig] to compete in the tandem at the 1908 Olympics. Piercyâs greatest achievement came after the Olympics when he won the one-mile race at the 1909 NCU London Centre Championship. He was originally placed second behind [Thomas Johnson] of Putney, but Piercy put in an objection on the grounds that Johnson âcut inâ. The objection was upheld, and Piercy declared the winner. Piercy later became the proprietor of Hounslow Cycle Stores in Hounslow.
Some sources say Ted Piercy took part in the 1914 Milan-San Remo Classic, but that was Charles Alexander Piercey (Australia) who headed to Europe in 1914 to be part of first Australian team to compete in the Tour de France.
|1908 Summer||25||London||Cycling||Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres||Great Britain||GBR||3 h3 r1/3|
|1908 Summer||25||London||Cycling||Great Britain||GBR||Round One||Heat Three||3||at 2 lengths|