Historic Overview George Lacy Hillier


NameGeorge Lacy HILLIER
  Great Britain
Date of birth06-Jun-1856 - Sydenham (Greater London)
Date of death11-Feb-1941 - London (Greater London)
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George Lacy Hillier

George Lacy Hillier (6 June 1856 in Sydenham- 11 February 1941 in London) was an English racing cyclist, a pioneer of British cycling, and an excellent all-around athlete. He was one of the founders of the Chichester and District Motorcycle Club, and served as its president. He was a member of other sports clubs and was racing secretary of the London County Cycling and Athletic Club. As such, in 1891, he initiated the construction of the Herne Hill Velodrome in the south of London.

In 1881 Hillier was a national cycling champion over various distances. In 1885 he traveled to Leipzig, won a ten kilometer race against the German champion John Pundt, and set a new record on the track. For a prize, Hillier received a tape with a silver-plated cutlery and a medal.

Hillier wrote several books including the 500 page Cycling for the Badminton Library with William Keppel, 7th Earl of Albemarle, in 1887.

Later Hillier continued to work as a writer and journalist, as well as on the London Stock Exchange, like his father before him. His grave is located in London at the Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery.

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Major Victories

N.C.U. 25 Championship 1881
Surrey Spring Meeting 10 1881
N.C.U. 50 Championship 1881
Crystal Palace Challenge Cup 1880
Leipzig Herbst-Meeting 1885
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