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A History of Cycling in 100 Objects (HB)

A History of Cycling in 100 Objects  (HB)

Ref No: 9781472918888

Details: Suze Clemitson

Type: Books


Price: £20.00

An alternative insight into the cycling revolutionHave you ever wondered why the leader's jersey at the Tour de France is yellow? Where Graeme Obree's record-breaking bike `Old Faithful' got its nickname? Or the role of bloomers in bicycle design?Find out in this absorbing and quirky look at the history of cycling and the development of bike-related design through 100 pivotal objects. Charting the journey from the laufmaschine to the Brompton, through the early prototypes and the two-wheeled toys of the aristocracy, to the speed machines we know today. Filled with fascinating photographs and illustrations, immerse yourself in the history of cycling - from the boneshaker via the bicycle powered washing machine, to cuddly lions and ball bearings.

 


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