The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes
From the Velocipede to the Pinarello: the Bicycles That Have Shaped the World
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Rodale Press, Incorporated|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $25.00|
| Book Description: |
The invention of the bicycle changed history by democratizing travel for the first time. The common man—and importantly the common woman—could now afford to travel at reasonable speed without the need of a horse. Instead of walking just 10 miles a day on foot, a healthy individual could now ride up to 80 miles on a cycle at a relatively modest cost.
Today, despite the prevalence of the car, the bicycle is as important as ever. More cycles appear on city streets...