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At the last meeting of the National Cyclists' Union the following definition of a "novice" was adopted: A novice, or person eligible to compete in a novices' or maiden race, is one who has never - up to the starting in such race - won any cycling race other than a race confined to members of his club.

The Boston Globe, 24 Aug 1884

One Mile Maiden Bicycle Race (for Competitors who never won a prize).

The Bicycling times and tourist's gazette. (1877). United Kingdom: (n.p.).