|Full name||John Ephraim Sibbit|
3 April 1895|
|Died||5 August 1950(aged 55)|
|1919-1938||Manchester Wheelers' Club|
By 41 he had held 12 national titles including tandem sprints, with Dennis Horn.
Jack Sibbit built, rode and sold his own 'Jack E Sibbit' bicycles from premises at 475 Stockport Road, Manchester.
Sibbit began racing in 1919 when he joined the Manchester Wheelers' Club. He won his first national championship in 1922, the 5-mile track . In 1925 and 1927 he was quarter-mile champion and in 1929 he was 25-mile champion. The 1,000-yard sprint championship was introduced in 1930, and Sibbit won in 1931 and 1932.
He won the tandem championship six times - in 1924, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931 and 1932. (or eight times.) Sibbit rode on the front of the tandem; E. H. Chambers was his stoker for five of the national championship victories. His other national partners were A. White (Scunthorpe), Dennis Horn (Norwich) and E. W. Higgins (Manchester).
By 41 he had held 12 national titles including tandem sprints, with Horn.
From 1922, Sibbit represented Britain in world championships in England, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. He retired from racing in 1938 to become an official. He was British team manager at the 1948 and 1949 world championships, in the Netherlands and Denmark.
Later in his career he rode bicycles that bore his own name. Sibbit bicycles were ridden by people such as Reg Harris. The badge stated 'Jack E Sibbit 475 Stockport Rd Manchester'. Sibbit worked for Ford during the second world war and resumed making hand-made cycles from 1946 until his death in November 1950 at 55.
The Golden Book
- England & Wales Birth registers Index, John Ephraim Sibbit, 1895, Apr-May-Jun Quarter, District: Manchester, Volume: 8d, Page: 244
- Classic lightweights, profile of J.E.Sibbit by Peter Underwood
- The Golden Book of Cycling - John Ephraim Sibbit, 1932. Archive maintained by 'The Pedal Club'. Archived 28 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- Classic Lightweights, Images of Jack Sibbit bicycles.