Early DHBC member CE 'Ted' Pink snr - 1912 DHBC medal

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Postby marc2131 » 17 Nov 2015, 16:48

It is amazing what comes up on the internet nowadays.
A descendent of C. E. 'Ted' Pink, probably one of the earliest young members of the DHBC has published pics of his medals. He apparently joined DHBC in 1910, just 2 years after its formation.
Info in Sonia Heathcoate's book 'Dulwich Hill Cycling Days' (1988) is not very correct in relation to the Pinks connection with JC Charlie Paris. Paris' great grand daughter has since clarified this info.
Kylie Eyrhof, daughter of DHBC member Edward Charles Pink jnr (1924-2004) and grand daughter of Charles Edward Pink snr (1881-1972) said Pink snr moved to Narwee and lived the rest of his life there till he died age 91. He was a carpenter by trade and built his own home as well as her dad, Edward Charles Pink (1924-2004) and also his 2 daughters. Pink jnr rode with the DHBC but quit very early. Kylie describes CE Pink snr as a lovely man. He was a great supporter of his son's cycling too. Pink jnr is survived by his wife who is still going strong at 85 years living at Crescent Head where she and her husband retired to about 30 years ago. One of CE Pink snr's grandchildren was Robert Burton who was a very good cyclist in Nowra, he died a few years ago.

C. E. 'Ted' Pink snr around 1910 (Source: S. Heathcoate, 1988)
CE 'Ted' Pink 1910.jpg
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Photos of a DHBC prize won by Pink in a 1912 event, the DHBC 20 mile Road Championship. (Courtesy of Kylie Eykhof)
1912 DHBC medal - E Pink 2.jpg
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1912 DHBC medal - E Pink 1.jpg
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(Courtesy of Kylie Eykhof)


1949-50 DHBC Track Championship Sash - won by E Pink (CE 'Ted' Pink). (Courtesy of Kylie Eykhof)
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In 1913, CE Ted Pink snr was part of a group who cycled from Sydney to Brisbane. (Courtesy of Julie Peruch)
CE Ted Pink - Syd-Bris 1913.jpg
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[i].... and in 1914 he rode to Melbourne (Courtesy of Julie Peruch)

CE Ted Pink - Tour to Melb 1914.jpg
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Postby Dave_Ranx » 17 Nov 2015, 19:38

This is fantastic marc. Thanks for sharing.

cheers
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Postby marc2131 » 19 Nov 2015, 09:07

Fellow DHBC historian JohnJ found the following newspaper article from the Clarence & Richmond Examiner dated 29 March 1913. Provides an account of the team's (Syd-Bris) travel up the North Coast.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/62060055


Also found a very short account of the 1912 DHBC Road Championships held at the 'Prospect-Sherwood course'. See last 4 lines of article.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/15371449


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