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Early Bicycles and the Quest for Speed

by Andrew Ritchie

Early Bicycles and the Quest for Speed Synopsis

From the earliest velocipedes through the advent of the pneumatic tire to the rise of modern road and track competition, this comprehensive history of the sport of bicycle racing traces its role in the development of bicycle technology between 1868 and 1903. Providing detailed technical information along with biographies of racers and other important personalities, the author examines the Golden Age of the bicycle as a precursor to the automobile industry.

Early Bicycles and the Quest for Speed Press Reviews

highly detailed account of the early history of bicycle racing...richly illustrated...[the illustrations] provide a fascinating view of the late 190th century --Choice

Book Information

ISBN: 9781476671079
Publication date: 28th February 2018
Author: Andrew Ritchie
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 387 pages
Categories: Cycling, History of sport, Road & motor vehicles: general interest,

About Andrew Ritchie

Andrew Ritchie is a bicycle historian and author of several books on the social and technological history of cycling and the bicycle. He lives in El Cerrito, California.

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