Story: Bicycles

Leisure cycling (1st of 3)

Leisure cycling

Taking a long trip by bike became a popular leisure pursuit for the adventurous in the late 19th century. These members of the Pioneer Cycling Club on the West Coast road set off from Christchurch in 1885. The loose metal road must have made cycling difficult – the late 19th century version of an extreme sport.

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Jamie Mackay, 'Bicycles - Bicycles for work and leisure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Jamie Mackay, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 27 Sep 2016