The Origins of the Clarion Cycling Club and Cycling in the 1890s

Two items from ‘Cycle Trifle’ in the Clarion 26 February 1898. I don’t think I have used the first before – apologies if I have.  I particularly like the bit about evening dress. Little Hay is a tiny village between Birmingham and Lichfield which I remember well since one of my earliest schoolfriends lived there and it is just a few miles from where I was born. The second item seems oddly topical in the light of the current controversy about disc brakes for bikes.


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