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1858 Born at Tebworth the son of James Cripps, an Agricultural Labourer, and his wife Elizabeth
1884 Bob Cripps took part in the first Kangaroo 100 miles road race, on one of the new Humber rear-driven "safeties"; he started with the other competitors riding Kangaroos and finished in 7 hrs. 32 mins. 55 seconds, having sustained a broken crank due to a crash at 74 miles.
1885 May. Robert Cripps tried Humber's improved tricycle. "Handsome Bob" - as he was known - immediately discovered its advantages from a speed point of view; it became famous as the "Cripper" or "Humber-Cripper".
1894 R. Cripps was a cycle machinist at 26 William Road, West Bridgford.
1897 Home was at 26 Millicent Street, West Bridgford. Director of R. Cripps and Co.
1900 Member of management committee of the newly formed Nottingham and District Automobile Club.
1903 Member of committee of Nottingham and District Automobile Club
1911 Living in Nottingham, Managing Director of Motor Garage and Dealer.