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1946 Brighton-Glasgow Part 2

Credit: Race Programme

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There are now at least two sets of scanned images of the 1946 programme pages available online. The best being at the Veteran Cycle Club Library. However these are images that need to be converted to text in order to be searchable.

But why bother? Well making them searchable means that anyone can find their contents using Google, Yahoo, etc. But equally importantly errors can be corrected. And the first rider entry in  the 1946 programme - for Ernie Clements - illustrates such errors as Wikipedia is wrong on at least two points.

First Wikipedia gives his name as Ernest J when it should be Ernest A. You can double check at FreeBMD - the online register of births, marriages and deaths - by looking that the 1922 Births.

Second Wikipedia says that Ernie’s stage 1 Brighton-Glasgow win was in 1951 when it was in fact 1945. And again you can double check by looking at the limited 1951 results already online - where Frenchman Georges Blum won Stage 1 but Ernie did not compete.

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1. E A (Ernie) CLEMENTS - Wrekin Racing CC Colours: Green, White bands. Age 24. Started cycle racing 1938. Ambition to represent Britain in the famous “Tour de France”. Weight, 11 1/2 stone. Height, 6-ft. 1943 First British Road Race Champion. 1945 Winner, National Road Race and Time Trial. 1946, First Shrewsbury Hospitals Road Race. 1943/44, First “Tour of the Peaks”. 1943/44, First “Circuit of the Clees”. 1945, First Vatutin Tribute Memorial. 1945 Winner first stage Brighton to London in 5-Day Brighton to Glasgow Road Race, outsprinting Batot, the French crack.

2. ALFRED RUDOLPH STROM - Australian Cycling Association. Colours: Red with Australian emblems. Age 29. Started cycle racing 1934. Weight, 11 st. Height, 5-ft 10 3/4 in. Winner, 128-mile Road Race three years in succession 1938/1939/1940. Winner, 100-mile Australian Championship, 1940/1941/1942. Five-mile paced World’s record 8m. 39s. Two-mile paced World’s record 3m. 23s. Winner, 10-mile Championship, Australia, 1946. Fastest time, Bournemouth “Australian Pursuit”, England, 1946. Winner, “Tour of the Wannies”, Newcastle, 1946.

3. GEORGE EDWARDS - Chryston Wheelers. Colours; Royal Blue. Age 23. Started cycle racing 1940. Weight, 13-st. 3-lb. Height, 6ft. Scottish Road Race and Time Trial Champion, 1945. Winner, Trossacks Road Race, 1945. Winner, “Star” Road Race 1945. Winner, “Clees” Road Race, 1945. Winner, Glasgow-Edinburgh and back Road Race, 1945. Seventh Five-day Race 1945. Winner, Scottish Novice Track Championship, 1940. Fastest “25” miles 1h 2m 25s. Fastest “50” miles 2h 8m 47s, 1945. Considers his best performance finishing Five-day Road Race, 1945. Seventh in 25h 41m 23s (First Scotsman to reach Glasgow). Scottish Road Race Champion, 1946.

4. REGINALD ATHELSTANE (ROGER) ARNOLD - Australian Cycling Association. Colours: Red with Australian emblems. Age 21. Started cycle racing 1941. Weight, 10st 9lb. Height, 5ft 9in. All round track champion 1944/45. Sprint championship, Australia 1946. 500 metre World record (human paced) 32-1/5 s. 1/4 mile World record (human paced) 23-1/5s. 220 yards World Record (motor paced, flying start) 10-4/5s. 5 mile N.S.W. Champion, 1944. First, 90 mile road race, 1945. Fastest time, 75 mile Race, 1945 (Moss Vale to Sydney).

5. ALEX HENDRY - Glasgow Wheelers C.C. Colours, White with 4in blue band. Age 25. Started cycle racing 1938. Weight, 10st 10lb. Height, 5ft 7in. First, Campsie Road Race. First, Deaut Road Race. First, Detchmont Road Race. First, Chryston Grand Prix Road Race. First, Glasgow to Dundee Victory Road Race. First, Carluke Road Race. Considers best performance Second, “Circuit of the Clees” by half-wheel to G Edwards. First, Scottish Section T.T. Champion, 1946. 1945, Hill Climb Champion.

6. EDWARD (TED) JONES

7. GEOFFREY CLARK

8. DENNIS L JAGGARD

9. CHARLIE B HELPS

10. RALPH JONES

11. HAROLD D BINFIELD

12. HORACE G POOLE

13. DICK BOYDEN

14. GEOFFREY HILL

15. LESLIE PLUME

16. ARTHUR BAILEY

17. WALTER W GREAVES

18. JAMES BROWN

19. ARTHUR CAMPBELL

20. STEWART MONTGOMERY

41. HENRY F BUTCHER

42. JOHN STEPHENSON

43. MORRIS A GOUGH

44. NORMAN TAYLOR

45. J G C (JACK) TAYLOR

46. HORACE DALE

47. RICHARD WELLS

48. SIDNEY THOMAS ALDRIDGE

49. RONALD HYMAN

50. HORACE E THURGAR

51. A H (STOPPA) CLARKE

52. R FILSELL

53. PAUL K STEVENSON

54. JAMES FERGUSON

55. A F MURRAY

56. WILLIAM C ORDRIDGE

57. SYD A THOMPSON

58. JOHN W COLLINS

59. ERIC G BROWN

60. FRED L TAYLOR

21. JOHN STORRIE

22..ALAN BLACKWELL

23. GEORGE EDWARDS

24. RONALD R BAKER

25. JACK A WILLIAMS

26. LEONARD A HOOK

27. WILLIAM T SAUNDERS

28. BRIAN D TIMMINS

29. CYRIL A WALKER

30. JOHN WELCH

31. ALVIN H GROVES

32. MICHAEL M (MIKE) PEERS

33. TOMMY BRIGGS

34. ARTHUR J STACKHOUSE

35. JAMES E PRYER

36. FRANK RAINE

37. THOMAS R FOORD

38. JOHN BOWLES

39. DONALD CORRY

40. THOMAS L BUTCHER

61. G KESSOCK

62. LES HALLIWELL

63. CPL. KAZIMIERZ BROSZCZAK

64. CPL. ZBIGNIEW CZEPULKOWSKI

65. L/CPL. EUGENIUSZ PTAK

66. PTE. J KOCIUCKI

67. SGT. Z NYK

68. L/CPL. SKRZYPCZAK

69. PTE. WOJCIECH MAJORCZYK

70. L/CPL. EDMUND WOTEK

 

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