A guide to all aspects of cycling and vacations in Britain during the 1920s, including "learning to ride", "traps for the unwary" and "laws and customs of the road". The second section takes a tour of the roads and lodging houses of Britain and Northern France - including hints on the most scenic routes, how to avoid the "busy and rather baffling" town of Bristol, and understanding the local customs of the French.
Table of Contents
Part One Choosing a Bicycle Heavy Riders and Light Ones Frame Height and Crank Length Position Traffic Riding The Woman's Bicycle Variable Gears Traps for the Unwary Learning to Ride Toe-Clips Care of Bearings, Saddle, Chain Tyres Wet Weather Riding Touring from a Centre A Hundred in a Day Laws and Customs of the Road Cycling for the Unsound "Spare Spokes"
Part Two "Potted Tours" in Great Britain, Ireland, and France
Part Three Resthouse Directory with over 3,000 Addresses Forewards List for Great Britain List Ireland List for France
The Modern Cyclist, 1923 by William Fitzwater Wray