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1879. 19th June. Five Miles Amateur Championship where H. L. Cortis (Wanderers Bicycle Club) beat F. T. East (Surrey Bicycle Club); W. L. Ainslie (Dark Blue Bicycle Club) was third; W. Wyndham (London Bicycle Club) was fourth.
1879. 18th October. Amateur vs. Professional Cycle race at Stamford Bridge where John Keen beat H. L. Cortis (Amateur) over one mile and five miles. Keen therefore wins the three match contest.
1880. One and five mile championships at Stamford Bridge.
1883. Became the National Cyclists' Union