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The problem of cycling servants

The anti-cycling brigade of the 1890s often were particularly concerned about young women’s attraction to the bicycle. While cycling celebrated freedom and movement, middle-class women in the period were meant to be home-centred, refined and demure. 224 more words


Celebrity Endorsements, 1890s style

The Derby Mercury’s Cycling Notes from the mid-1890s are fast becoming my favourite read. Never short of an opinion, their writer offers fascinating insights into the cycling culture of the period. 348 more words