122. A Seasonal tip on riding in mud (which might have been useful on 20 October) and more support for “Rationals”
From Clarion 9 November 1895. A tip from Swiftsure
When riding in wet or thick mud, it is advisable to pump your tyres as hard as possible. I have always found that a tyre is more apt to slip if it has the least tendency to give, drag or roll.
And from the same edition
I should recommend all lady cyclists to carefully read the sensible and well-written “Hints to lady riders” in last week’s Cyclers’ News,
The writer therein mentions the case of a lady, who having just learnt to ride, had the misfourtune to have a piece of loose braid in the hem of her dress, and when going down hill one day, , the loose braid caught in the pedals. Being a novice she lost her head and nerve, and was badly thrown, breaking her arm in addition to other contusions.
The moral of such a preventable accident as that will be patent to every cylcliste who hasn’t yet adopted “Rationals”.
Next time Clarion cycling clubs take off.