Historic Overview Herbert Osbaldeston Duncan

Rider

Overall Rank8080
NameHerbert Osbaldeston DUNCAN
Country
  Great Britain
Date of birth22-Nov-1862 - London (Greater London)
Date of death23-Nov-1945 - Le Vésinet (Ile-de-France)
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Biography

Herbert Osbaldeston Duncan

Herbert Osbaldeston Duncan (1862–1945) was an English racing bicyclist, journalist, and pioneer of the British automobile industry. Duncan became interested in cycling during his time at Taplow College, and in 1878 he joined the Belgrave Bicycle Club determined to make a career in the sport. He became a well-known cycling journalist and later founded the Motor Review.

Duncan was recruited by H. J. Lawson to become commercial manager of the British Motor Syndicate (BMS), an early automobile manufacturer. In that role he organised the first ever British motor exhibition in 1896, at the Imperial Institute in South Kensington, London. After the BMS's failure in 1897 Duncan moved to France, then the leading manufacturer of automobiles in Europe, and took over the management of de Dion-Bouton from 1898 until 1916. He subsequently returned to London, where he became the company's British Empire representative. Duncan published his memoirs in 1926 under the title The World on Wheels. He died in France in 1945.

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Badges

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Major Victories

Six Days Aberdeen #2 1883
V.C. Grenoblois - Course de fond 1884
Angers - Course de fond 1884
Agen - Course de fond 1884, 1885
Narbonne - Grand International 1884
50 Miles Professional Championship 1885
Bergerac - Grand International 1885
Cognac - Grand International 1885
Cognac - Course de fond 1885
Agen - Grand International 1884, 1885
Toulouse - Grand International 1884
Torino - Grande Internazionale 1884
Bordeaux - Grand International de l'Automne 1884
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Seasons

Herbert Osbaldeston Duncan - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1882 Individual 29 18
2. 1883 Individual 25 28
3. 1884 Individual 71 2
4. 1885 Individual 112 2
5. 1886 Individual 0 42
Overall: 237 8080