The Trickster Prince

Matt Houlbrook: mobile historian; beard growing, head shaving; occasional cycling.

Occasional cycling: one of the brightest and most genial spirits in cycledom

2012-10-13_12

IN AFFECTIONATE

MEMORY OF

ALBERT WALTER ALLEN HARRIS,

THIS MEMORIAL STONE IS ERRECTED BY THE

CYCLISTS OF ENGLAND,

AS A TOKEN OF THE SINCERE RESPECT AND ESTEEM IN

WHICH HE WAS HELD BY WHEELMEN THE WORLD OVER.

HE WAS EVER A FAIR AND HONOURABLE RIDER AND

SPORTSMAN AND HIS LAMENTED DEATH CUT OFF

IN HIS PRIME ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST AND MOST

GENIAL SPIRITS OF CYCLEDOM.

HE FELL ON THE RACING PATH AT ASTON ON

EASTER MONDAY 1897 AND SUCCUMBED TO

HIS INJURIES AT THE GENERAL HOSPITAL

BIRMINGHAM APRIL 21 1897 AGED 24 YEARS

Intrigued? There’s a fantastic short documentary about Bert Harris:

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