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Ladies Cycling Clubs: The Origins and Politics of Victorian Women’s Bicycling Associations

The wheelmen’s club, outfitted in dapper uniforms and racing en masse down a country road, is one of the enduring images of late Victorian masculine associational culture. Cycling clubs may have started out as male reserves, especially during the highwheeler … Continue reading

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The Pankhursts

The Pankhursts: Clarionettes and Suffragettes Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst Cycling was a family affair for the Pankhursts, who famously founded the Women’s Suffrage and Political Union. Dr Richard Pankhurst (1834-1896) was an avid cyclist and prominent member of the … Continue reading

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Sylvia and Christabel Pankhurst Join the Clarion Cycling Club

The Clarion Cycling Club set a strong precedent for using the bicycle as a political campaign tool. The Pankhurst family were members of the Clarion Cycling Club and supported their political work. Christabel, in particular, showing great enthusiasm for cycling … Continue reading

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