Story: Amateurism and professionalism

Cycling for cash, Whanganui, 1880s

Cycling for cash, Whanganui, 1880s

Cyclists and supporters take their places for a three-mile 'dash-for-cash' championship at Whanganui in the 1880s. Race meetings such as this often included both amateur competitions and events offering cash prizes. Competitors in the latter category generally forfeited their amateur status.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
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How to cite this page:

Geoff Watson, 'Amateurism and professionalism - The rise of amateurism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/37996/cycling-for-cash-whanganui-1880s (accessed 8 December 2019)

Story by Geoff Watson, published 5 Sep 2013