Cycling in Victorian Ireland.
Dublin: Nonsuch Press, 2006. 224 pages. Illustrated. Paperback.
Cycling may seem a strange sport for the masses but in the nineteenth century it was one of the most popular sports in Europe. This book looks at the social history of cycling in nineteenth-century Ireland. Drawing from the numerous Irish and British cycling journals and newspapers of the period, it illustrates the profound impact which the introduction of the bicycle and the tricycle had on the lives of Irish men, women and children. Delving into such topics as the role of cycling clubs, the emancipatory effect of cycling on men and women alike, and cycle touring in the Irish countryside. Accompanying the text the author has secured numerous contemporary cartoons, photographs and advertisements. A book for enthusiasts of the sport, social historians and the general reader alike.
USED. A very good copy.
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