The Difficulties of a Cyclist

May 1888

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Tuesday 15 May 1888

The Difficulties of a Cyclist

Edmond Weight, of Mexborough, was summoned for riding a bicycle on the Doncaster road Denaby, the night of Saturday, the 28th ult, without having his lamp lighted.

Mr. Hattersley, who defended Wright said the defendant was a member of the Mexborough Bicycle Club. On the day in question the club went for a run to Bawtry. Going home at night they had to encounter a strong side wind. The lamps were several times extinguished between Bawtry and Doncaster. At Conisborough they had only ridden a few yards when the whole of the lights were again extinguished.

Defendant was just going to get off his machine to again light his lamp when the constable came and told him he would be summoned.

A witness who rode with the defendant was called and bore out Mr. Hattersley’s statement.

The magistrates dismissed the case.