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Announcing The New Wheelwomen Page Wheelwomen is a micro-project featuring short profiles of women who made cycling history. While many of these individuals appear in the broader body of cycling and women’s history, they deserve attention in their own right. … Continue reading

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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 Clarion Cycling Club. His wife … 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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