Born on 3rd April 1906 as Eveline Alice Alexandra Bayliss in Page Street, Westminster to John (a policeman) and Alice.
She credited her interest in competitive cycling to ‘a cousin who won the Tour de France'
In 1931 Evelyn won the first women’s half-mile sprint handicap and the Sporting Life trophy at the old Stamford Bridge cinder track. Perhaps the fame that went with this win secured her a job two years later as a ‘double’ for Gracie Fields riding a bike in the latter’s film Sing As We Go
Evelyn and Jack Hamilton opened a cycle shop at 416a Streatham High Road