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Cycling in Victorian Ireland - Brian Griffin
Cycling in Victorian Ireland
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Cycling may seem a strange sport for the masses but in the nineteenth century it was one of the most popular sports in Europe. This book looks at the social history of cycling in nineteenth-century Ireland. Drawing from the numerous Irish and British cycling journals and newspapers from the... show more
Cycling may seem a strange sport for the masses but in the nineteenth century it was one of the most popular sports in Europe. This book looks at the social history of cycling in nineteenth-century Ireland. Drawing from the numerous Irish and British cycling journals and newspapers from the period, it illustrates the profound impact which the introduction of the bicycle and the tricycle had on on the lives of Irish men, women, and children.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781845885625 (1845885627)
Publisher: Nonsuch Publishing
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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History
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3.5 From novelty to ubiquity
Given its ubiquity today, it can be difficult to appreciate how revolutionary the bicycle was when it was developed in the 19th century. In an era when most people were dependent upon walking to get to where they were going, the bicycle gave people greater individual mobility than had even been poss...
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