Download e-book for iPad: A Victorian Cyclist: Rambling through Kent in 1886 by Stephen Channing,Shirley Channing

By Stephen Channing,Shirley Channing

Bicycles are loads part of lifestyle these days, it may be mind-blowing to achieve 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 noticeable because the layout likely to be successful. a few humans besides the fact that followed the newfangled units with alacrity, embarking on adventurous excursions during the geographical region. one in every 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 examine the fauna and vegetation (and pubs!) with these he vividly described.

In addition to delivering modern-day cyclists with new ancient routes to discover, and either naturalists and social historians with lots of fabric for examine, this interesting publication features a specific bankruptcy on woman Cyclists within the period prior to lady emancipation, and an by chance funny part teaching younger gents the right way to make their cycle after which trip it.

A Victorian bike owner beneficial properties over two hundred illustrations, and is complemented by means of an absolutely up-to-date site, victoriancyclist.com.

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