Ditchman, John Frederick (1873-1949), cyclist

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Ditchman, John Frederick (1873-1949), cyclist

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25 Jun 1873-24 Jun 1949


Member of the Polytechnic Cycling Club from 1899 until his dead. Also Vice-President of the Club. Ditchman Memorial Cup/Trophy created in his honour.
Was awarded the National Cyclists' Union's Gold Badge of Honour.
1912 appointed manager of British Olympic Road Team and also managed teams at the World Championships.
Made an associate member of the Polytechnic in 1911.
A memorial clock, funded by donations was installed in the Cyclists' room.


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Obituary in The Polytechnic Magazine July 1949 (includes photograph).
Article on Ditchman Memorial Clock, The Polytechnic Magazine Jan 1952

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