George F. Taylor

From Wooljersey

George Fulton Taylor 3 January 1872 - 30 October 1948


George Fulton Taylor succeeded R. H. Davis as the cycling celebrity of Harvard College, and furthermore held the honor of being known as the fastest college rider in the world. Mr. Taylor began racing in 1889, winning the Boston Athletic Association road race of that year. Nothing furtner of especial note was heard of him until the grand circuit of last fall at Hartford, Springfield and Peoria. Mr. Taylor showed wonderful speed for a new man, winning six special time prizes for fast quarters made during the tournaments. Since the racing season closed he has been going for the records at Springfield in company with Windle and the rest of them. At the Springfield track he captured the one-mile intercollegiate record in 2m. 21 1-5s., and on the same track he created a new two-mile world's record in 4m. 48 4-5s., and a new mile record of 2m. 11s. The following year he held his own with the leading riders of the country, doing some exceedingly fast work, and completed the season among the top notchers. Last year was an off year with him, for he did not do himself justice, although capturing some excellent prizes. He is at present a member of one of the fastest racing teams in the country, and it is reasonable to suppose that he will do much better this season than he did last.