Bicycle History

Here's an interesting 10 minute clip of a BBC program on the history of the bicycle (a subject that I find fascinating). It's a good video but you'll have to click down advertisements like every 45 seconds or so.

It's interesting, after watching the first video (and thinking about it a bit), what a liberating machine the bicycle must have been for women...especially during the Victorian and Edwardian eras when bikes became a little more advanced and it became more acceptable for women to ride them.

When you're done watching it (if you watch it) click the 36 second silent movie below it of women in 1899 at a bicycle club.

After watching both of these clips the old Virginia Slims slogan from the 1970's comes to mind: You've come a long way baby!