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The Wonderful Past-Time of Cycling - A Collection of Classic Magazine Articles on the History and Techniques of Bicycle Riding

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The Wonderful Past-Time of Cycling - A Collection of Classic Magazine Articles on the History and Techniques of Bicycle Riding

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85 pagine
51 minuti
Pubblicato:
Aug 26, 2016
ISBN:
9781473359147
Formato:
Libro

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Carefully selecting the best articles from our collection of classic magazines we have compiled a series of informative publications on the subject of sport. The titles in this range include 'The Sport of Rifle Shooting,' 'A Traditional Guide to Swimming and Diving,' 'The Great Sport of Rowing,' and many more. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, 'The Wonderful Past-Time of Cycling', contains information on the history and techniques of bicycle riding. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.
Pubblicato:
Aug 26, 2016
ISBN:
9781473359147
Formato:
Libro

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THE PARLIAMENT OF CYCLING

BY S. R. NOBLE

(SECRETARY OF THE N.C.U.)

CYCLISTS were at first looked upon with distrust, if not with positive dislike. In that brief sentence lies the whole secret of the inception of the National Cyclists’ Union, a body which has not inaptly been styled the Jockey Club of cycling.

HOW THE UNION WAS FORMED

During the early seventies, and, indeed, for a considerable period later, the man who bestrode a bicycle was regarded by pedestrians and horsey men alike as a species of Ishmaelite, and rustic humour often resolved itself into the tangible and unpleasant form of ’eaving ’arf a brick at him, while practical jokers on the box-seats of stage coaches not infrequently enlivened their journeys by fishing for, or lassoing, any unfortunate knights of the wheel they might meet in their way. It was the playfulness of the driver of the St. Albans coach and other incidents of a similar nature, and the necessity for regulating the new sport of cycle racing, that ultimately gave rise to an agitation in the cycling and general press, which later bore fruit in the formation of an organisation called the Bicycle Union. In March, 1877, a meeting of cyclists was held at the headquarters of the Temple Bicycle Club, then one of the most prominent metropolitan cycling clubs, and at a subsequent meeting of delegates from various clubs throughout the country a sub-committee was selected to draft a constitution and a code of rules and regulations. The University cycling clubs enthusiastically threw in their lot with their fellow-wheelmen, and in the early part of the following year a basis of representation was agreed upon, and a constitution confirmed. The original principles then promulgated remain to-day, with a few necessary additions and alterations, still the objects of the union. A number of tricyclists, however, resented the narrowing of the title to bicycles, and a little later, the cumbrous appellation of Bicycle Union with which is incorporated the Tricycle Association was adopted, but, thanks mainly to the efforts of Mr. Robert Todd, then honorary secretary to the Union, the happy and comprehensive title of National Cyclists’ Union was adopted in

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