The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes

The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes

Author: Tom Ambrose

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ISBN: 0750960604

Category: Bicycles

Page: 224

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For an invention that has only been around for 200 years, the simple bicycle has changed the world in many ways. It democratised travel for the first time, allowing ordinary people to travel at reasonable speed without need of a horse, to commute further afield to work and to enjoy the benefits of the countryside. It has challenged social conventions, granting women a new-found freedom, and it has played an important role in wartime, whether used by British paratroopers or in Vietnamese supply lines. Today, despite the prevalence of the car, the bicycle is as important as ever, with more cycles appear on city streets each year.Bikes come in all shapes and sizes and the history of cycling is on of innovation in design: from Macmillan's first pedal-driven cycle to the eccentric Dursley Pedersen, and from the 1960s iconic Moulton to the free-styling BMX, the humble cycle continues to surprise and delight in equal measure. Illustrated in full colour with a wide range of photographs, The History of Cycling in Fifty bikes tells the story of the bicycle through 50 iconic machines, starting with the first primitive wooden two-wheelers through to carbon-fibre super bikes and the designs of the future, celebrating sporting achievements, technological advances and world records along with way.
The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Tom Ambrose
Categories: Bicycles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09 - Publisher:

For an invention that has only been around for 200 years, the simple bicycle has changed the world in many ways. It democratised travel for the first time, allowing ordinary people to travel at reasonable speed without need of a horse, to commute further afield to work and to enjoy
Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Jeremy Withers
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-04 - Publisher:

Given the extensive influence of the 'transport revolution' on the past two centuries (a time when trains, trams, omnibuses, bicycles, cars, airplanes, and so forth were invented), and given science fiction's overall obsession with machines and technologies of all kinds, it is surprising that scholars have not paid more attention
Cycling and Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Bruce Bennett
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-30 - Publisher: Goldsmiths Press

A unique exploration of the history of the bicycle in cinema, from Hollywood blockbusters and slapstick comedies to documentaries, realist dramas, and experimental films. Cycling and Cinema explores the history of the bicycle in cinema from the late nineteenth century through to the present day. In this new book from
Inventors of Transportation Technology
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Heather S. Morrison
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-15 - Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

Today to many people driving a car is as essential as eating. Transportation has come a long way since its origins, but through the decades there have been significant advances in transportation technology. From the bicycle to the hybrid car, this book traces the most important transportation inventors and the
The Great Lakes at Ten Miles an Hour
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Thomas Shevory
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-24 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

The Great Lakes are a remarkable repository of millions of years of complex geological transformations and of a considerably shorter, crowded span of human history. Over the course of four summers, Thomas Shevory rode a bicycle along their shores, taking in the stories the lakes tell—of nature’s grandeur and decay,