Lady Cycling : What to Wear and How to Ride, Hardback

Lady Cycling : What to Wear and How to Ride Hardback


This pioneering Victorian guide for the woman cyclist, first published in 1897, instructs its readers on the selection of a bicycle, the rules of the road, appropriate cycling costume, the choice of food to take on journeys, and the organisation of bicycle gymkhanas - as well as tackling the controversial question of whether cycling is an appropriate activity for ladies.

Its humorous advice evokes the spirit of an age when cycling was a daring activity for the modern woman.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 80 pages, 10 black and white
  • Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
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  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780712357272



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