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By Stephen Channing,Shirley Channing

ISBN-10: 095592197X

ISBN-13: 9780955921971

Bicycles are loads part of lifestyle these days, it may be remarkable to achieve that for the past due Victorians those "velocipedes" have been a novelty disparaged as being dangerous and dangerous – and that certainly tricycles have been for a time visible because the structure prone to prevail. a few humans notwithstanding followed the newfangled units with alacrity, embarking on adventurous excursions during the geographical region. considered one of them documented his 'rambles' round East Kent in such element that it really is nonetheless attainable to persist with his routes on glossy cycles, and evaluate the fauna and plants (and pubs!) with these he vividly described.

In addition to supplying ultra-modern cyclists with new old routes to discover, and either naturalists and social historians with lots of fabric for learn, this attention-grabbing e-book encompasses a detailed bankruptcy on woman Cyclists within the period sooner than woman emancipation, and an by chance funny part educating younger gents the way to make their cycle after which experience it.

A Victorian bicycle owner positive factors over two hundred illustrations, and is complemented by means of an absolutely up-to-date site,

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