A Victorian Letter About the Etiquette of Bicycling

Posted on March 16th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

We’re BIG fans of etiquette at the BNA.

And we’re also big fans of bicycles, too.

So we were fascinated by this letter about the etiquette of bicycling, published in ‘The London Daily News’ in 1887.

What can we say but ‘plus ca change’…

newspaper report on bicycle etiquette during the victorian age|

London Daily News – Friday 02 September 1887

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One Response to “A Victorian Letter About the Etiquette of Bicycling”

MartinNovember 25th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Hear hear… The consequences of startling old ladies whilst on a bicycle should not be underestimated, not in 1887, nor in 2013… not even in Cambridge…

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