A Bicycle Feat. - T. Stevens wager - San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Apr 1884

From Wooljersey

A Bicycle Feat

T. Stevens, an English bicyclist will cross the Oakland ferry at 8 a. m. next Tuesday to ride his bicycle through to New York, and if he goes through all right will undertake the circuit of the world by overland route through Europe and Asia. He has a considerable wager on the time to be made between here and New York, but thinks it pure speculation, depending more on the weather, the roads and luck in general than a man's capacity for speed. He has an understanding with one or the leading publishing houses in London to write up the trip, with a view to bringing out a book for the English market, should the journey prove a success.