This one of several stories about Arthur Charles Hoschke (son of Frederick and son of Amandus senior – also father of Ian) and his bike. He was 19 years old at the time. That he was my father explains why I was searching on his name.
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Coffs Harbour Advocate (NSW : 1907 – 1942; 1946 – 1954), Saturday 4 September 1926, page 3
A YOUNG MAN’S PLUCK
Cyclist Stops Runaway.
Mr. A. Hoschke added another feat to his cycling record on Monday morning. It showed that he has both pluck and initiative.
Mr. Roy Moses left his horse and sulky standing on Coramba Road and the animal bolted for home. Mr. Hoschke came along on his bike and took after the runaway. He overtook and passed it, jumped off the machine on the side of the road, then raced out and climbed into the sulky from behind while the horse was still galloping. He was able to get hold of the reins and pulled up the horse before any damage was done.
A YOUNG MAN’S PLUCK (1926, September 4). Coffs Harbour Advocate (NSW : 1907 – 1942; 1946 – 1954), p. 3. Retrieved October 8, 2022, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article188558428
Kyogle Examiner (NSW : 1912; 1914 – 1915; 1917 – 1954), Tuesday 21 September 1926, page 2
A Plucky Action.
A plucky action on the part of Mr. Arthur Hoschke was performed a short time ago, a short distance from Coff’s Harbor, on the Grafton road.
Mr. R. Moses left a horse and sulky standing on the side of the road. A passing motor car caused the horse to bolt. Arthur gave chase on his bicycle and headed it but could not stop it. He managed to climb over the back of the sulky and brought it to a stand-still on the edge of the town, without any damage being done.
A Plucky Action. (1926, September 21). The Kyogle Examiner (NSW : 1912; 1914 – 1915; 1917 – 1954), p. 2. Retrieved October 8, 2022, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article234680619