New PDF release: A Victorian Cyclist: Rambling through Kent in 1886

By Stephen Channing,Shirley Channing

ISBN-10: 095592197X

ISBN-13: 9780955921971

Bicycles are lots part of way of life these days, it may be mind-blowing to gain that for the overdue 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 triumphant. a few humans despite the fact that followed the newfangled units with alacrity, embarking on adventurous excursions in the course of the geographical region. certainly one of them documented his 'rambles' round East Kent in such aspect that it really is nonetheless attainable to stick with his routes on sleek cycles, and evaluate the fauna and plant life (and pubs!) with these he vividly described.

In addition to supplying present day cyclists with new ancient routes to discover, and either naturalists and social historians with lots of fabric for learn, this interesting ebook encompasses a specific bankruptcy on woman Cyclists within the period earlier than girl emancipation, and an accidentally funny part educating younger gents how one can make their cycle after which trip it.

A Victorian bike owner positive aspects over two hundred illustrations, and is complemented through an absolutely up to date web site,

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