A Victorian Cyclist: Rambling through Kent in 1886 by Stephen Channing,Shirley Channing PDF

By Stephen Channing,Shirley Channing

Bicycles are lots part of daily life these days, it may be striking to achieve that for the past due Victorians those "velocipedes" have been a novelty disparaged as being bad and hazardous – and that certainly tricycles have been for a time obvious because the layout likely to be successful. a few humans besides the fact that followed the newfangled units with alacrity, embarking on adventurous excursions in the course of the geographical region. one in all them documented his 'rambles' round East Kent in such aspect that it truly is nonetheless attainable to keep on with his routes on sleek cycles, and examine the fauna and vegetation (and pubs!) with these he vividly described.

In addition to offering ultra-modern cyclists with new ancient routes to discover, and either naturalists and social historians with lots of fabric for study, this interesting ebook includes a detailed bankruptcy on woman Cyclists within the period prior to woman emancipation, and an by accident funny part educating younger gents the right way to make their cycle after which trip it.

A Victorian bike owner gains over two hundred illustrations, and is complemented via a completely up-to-date site, victoriancyclist.com.

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