Thanks to Richard at the Bike Shop, Gail and others, Filey’s World Champion has received local recognition for his exploits on the track, way back in the 1880s. His blue plaque was unveiled in John Street this afternoon, for all to see 24/7.
Fellow Briton Chris BOARDMAN rode 35 miles in an hour in 1996 – but not on a penny farthing.
FindHerbert on FamilySearch Tree, and the following posts about him, and his family, on Looking at Filey & Redux.
In the Wheel World 13 April 2011
Good at Cycling 3 Aug 2012
Cycling in Filey 6 Mar 2013
A Marriage Made in Cyberspace 3 Oct 2017
Minna, Lost 4 Nov 2017
Setting the Record Straight 5 Nov 2017
One Spring in Wintringham 7 Nov 2017
Dr Cortis Speaks 12 Nov 2017
Champion 28 Nov 2017
I visited the grave of his mother and younger brother this morning.
Julian Gets What He Didn’t Deserve
Chris Hedges, Truthdig