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RE:CYCLISTS: 200 YEARS ON TWO WHEELS

RE:CYCLISTS: 200 YEARS ON TWO WHEELS

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'As if Bill Bryson had taken to two wheels' - FT

Somewhere in a German forest 200 years ago, during the darkest, wettest summer for centuries, the story of cycling began. The calls to ban it were more or less immediate.

Re:Cyclists is the tale of the following two centuries. It tells how cycling became a kinky vaudeville act for Parisians, how it was the basis of an American business empire to rival Henry Ford's, and how it found a unique home in the British Isles.

The Victorian love of cycling started with penny-farthing riders, who explored lonely roads that had been left abandoned by the coming of the railways. Then high-society took to it - in the 1980s the glittering parties of the London Season featured bicycles dancing in the ballroom, and every member of the House of Lords rode a bike.

Productcode: 9781472925602
  • Specificaties

    Bloomsbury
    Michael Hutchinson
    PB, 199 x 129 mm, 352 p
    E edition
    Publication date: Feb. 18

    ISBN: 9781472925602 (PB - E)

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