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THE CYCLIC AND MOTORING WORLD. -0:- Always slightly inflate an air tube when replacing a tyre, otherwise the tube may become nipped between the edge of the cover and the rim, and a burst will follow. Leaky tyres are attributed to several causes. The most trouble- some to repair are those which are caused by a defective join, or when the air works out at the base of the valve. With Dunlop tyres these failings are almost impossible, owing to the tests that the tubes undergo before they leave the works. Cyclists would find that the life of their tyres would be considerably increased if they periodically gave them an overhauling, that is, to remove any flints or other sharp substance which may have become embedded in the cover, and after thoroughly cleaning out the cuts, filling them up with Dunlop tyre stopping which can be obtained from any cycle agents in 6d. tins. Special plaques have been provided for affixing to all cars entering Germany on the occasion of the Gordon-Bennett race. These plaques will bear a registered number and the letters G.B." and must be attached to all cars. Intending visitors can obtain them from the Automobile Club of Great Britain at the small charge of 1/6, a supply having been sent over by the German Automobile Olnb. Before the plaques can be issued, however, a special form must be obtained from the Secretary of the Club, and filled in, as certain particulars are required by the authorities in Germany. The German police have had instructions to render every assistance to cars. carrying these special plaques. Albert Champion, the racing man brought cut by old Choppy "Warburton about 1898, is again returning to the cycle race path. For about four years now he has been in America, where he went to avoid military service, but it is stated that he has now decided to return to Paris, taking advan- tage of the new amnesty laws. The French daily cycling paper the Auto, bas a great event in hand which should prove of con- siderable interest not only to cyclists but to the military authorities of that country it is a relay ride for cyolipts and motorists. journey will be over a course of 600 miles, from Brest to Belfort, and the object is to demonstrate how quickly a despatch could. be carried overland in the time of war should telegraphic and railway communications fail. It would be an interesting event were sonieone to organise such a ride from. London to Edinburgh, Liverpool, York, or some other large provincial city. Relay rides were at one time held by the Beaumont C.C., from London to Yarmouth, but for some reason they have been discontinued. It is a pity, for besides the interesting nature of the events, any healthy competition of this kind is good for the pastime.. It is a serious offence indeed for a cyclist to run into an ordinary pedestrian, but when the pedestrian happens to be a member of. the police, and he a sergeant, the offence ia.many times worse. This being so, we cannot under- stand how it is that a magistrate dismissed a case wherein a rider was charged for riding over a police sergeant at Kennington Cross. The offender was a waiter employed at one of the West End restaurants, and he should think himself lucky that he was let off so lightly. The exaggerated and inaccurate reports of cycling accidents appearing in the daily press,. sink into in'significance compared to the misstats- ments which appear in connection with motor car accidents. Cycling, in a recent issue, gives par- ticulars from three papers respecting an accident between a motorist and a cyclist that occurred recently at Creydon. It says, The Daily IVe?,# said that he was killed, both' legs being terribly mutilated (with an alternative note to the effect that it was reported that he was merely injured!). The Express had it that he has injured whilst the Mail reported only a smashed bicycle. One account was that the cyclist ran into the car, another that he was talking to a crossing sweeper at the time: whilst the razed wall resolved itself into a short length of parapet removed. It is a blessing that nobody had time to get out a hot leader on the motor danger." The date for the great road race from Warrnam- bool to Melbourne, annually promoted by the Dunlop Tyre Company of Australasia, has been fixed for August the 20th next, that is, in the heart of the Australian winter. The course covers a distance of 165 miles over roads that are not of the best, and the event is unpaced; the competitors too, are not allowed to change their machines, each machine being officially sealed previous to the start. Last year, the winner, J. Arnst, of New Zealand, covered the course in the World's record time of 7 hours 43 minutes, in spite of the fact that during half the distance the competitors were treated to heavy rain, which made the road F, heavy and treacherous. Arnst was riding a eyelt, fitted with Dunlop tyres. Test races are held in all the States and New Zealand, with the view of securing the best representative riders for this classic event. Werhave always- treated the city police with a large amount of respect, considering them a body of men who do not allow their authority to get the better side of their manners but we art sorry to say that there is one member of the force to whom the above cannot apply. He is, however, a young smooth-faced cub, no doubt over-brimming with dignity, so there may possibJy be a slight excuse for an action of his of which we were eye-witnesses. He was on point dntv at a rest" in King William Street, when H cyclist came along and proceeded to take the outside of the "rest." The policeman held up his hand, and dropping it again, the wheelma'. took it to signify permission to pass. This- however, was not the case, and as the cyclic came alongside of the policeman, he put his hatic on his shoulder and deliberately threw him an his machine over. It was only by a miracle thai the cyclist regained his legs and lifted tit," machide out of the way of an on-coming bus, in fact, we believe one of the horses must, have trodden on the cycle. Of course, the cyclist wan in the wrong in passing on the off side or ilu "rest," but the policeman had no rigi i o take the measures that he aid indeed, it is lucky for him that he is net awaiting trial for man- laughter.