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1869 Announce they are in contact with makers in Paris, New York and elsewhere about the best available types. Mentions Mr. Hulley and the chief instructor John Shepherd. P. B. Drinkwater is Chairman, Mr Caw is secretary and also mentions Mr De Wolf. Mentions bicycles made by H. Brown and Co   
1869 March. Velocipede race held. Five competitors raced eight miles in the streets of the city and it was won by Mr. Browne in 44 minutes.