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Harry R. Rignold

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September 1903. With a Royal Riley.

Harry Rignold of Rignold

1903 July. 'Harry Rignold, New Brighton, did most creditable performance at the Wallasly Charity Sports the New Brighton track on his Royal Riley motor bicycle, accomplishing the mile in lmin. l-ssecs. Rignold only received the machine three days before the sports, and is stated that intends going for other records shortly.'[1]

1903 August. Accident. 'Last evening Rignold of Bristol, was badly hurt in an accident at the Carmarthen cement cycling track during a three-mile motor-cycle race. The event was postponed on Monday owing to a mishap in which Rignold and three spectators were hurt. Yesterday Rignold and Wright, of Coventry, were trying conclusions, and Rignold travelling at tremendous speed had overtaken Wright, and entered a bend when his machine skidded, throwing him several yards, and bringing his head contact with an iron post with great violence. The skull was fractured, and he lies in Carmarthenshire Infirmary in critical condition.'[2]

1905 Isle of Man Selection Trial. Reserve rider.

1905 August. 'It is said that J. S. Benyon has entered the motor industry in partnership with Harry Rignold. The abilities the Chester crack and practical experience of his partner should make an excellent combination.'[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Thursday 23 July 1903
  2. Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Wednesday 05 August 1903
  3. The Sportsman - Monday 21 August 1905