Air of mystery surrounds World Cycling Championship belt

J.W Lamb's World Cycling Championships belt, 1892

An air of mystery surrounds a World Cycling Championship belt that is being auctioned on Tuesday (September 13).

The plated metal belt was awarded to J.W Lamb who rode over 1015 miles, at the six-day London Bicycle Contest in May 1892.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.