Charles Edmund Adcock
Charles Edmund Adcock 1867–1953 - BIRTH 1867 • Walsall, Staffordshire, England - DEATH 1953 • Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Since the race a number of people have been heard to ask, “Who is Adcock?" C. E. Adcock is a modest unassuming young man who has been known as a good road rider by his fellow club members for some time, but he proved much better than was expected, finishing 22 seconds behind two of the best riders in the State. He was the freshest man in.
The Bicycle - The San Francisco Examiner, 29 Nov 1886
Each year it [the Bay City Wheelmen] has produced its championship winners as follows: 1884, Fred Russ Cook; 1885, Fred Russ Cook, W. G. Davis and S. F. Booth Jr.; 1888, Frank D. Elwell: 1887, Charles E. Adcock, and again in 1888 comes the sure winner, Frank D. Elwall. In records it covers all that have been made on the road, from individual times to its club century run, and on the track it holds the lion's share.