Tour de France countdown: 4

In honour of the coming of the Tour de France to Cambridge on 7th July, the Special Collections blog will feature a daily image from one of the Library’s early books on cycling in the week leading up to the big day.  Many carry eye-catching illustrated covers, showing early bicycles and pioneering lady cyclists, and are an important resource for the study of early cycling in Britain.  Most came to the Library in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, under the Copyright Act, and live in the Tower.  We hope you enjoy the display!

Julia Edwards: The belle of the cycling club (London: 1894)
“A mightly cheer went up from the crowd, and Nat fell back in her seat, weary but exultant. Jack had won! That was glory enough for her.” (p. 13)
(Shelfmark: 1895.6.214

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