When Peggy Rides Her Wheel

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From ‘An Old-Fashioned Bicycle’, a unique album of veteran songs of the wheeling life compiled from early publications and folk tradition. The words are by that prolific writer Anonymous and the music, as printed with the song, is the traditional tune ‘The Low-backed Car’. There’s more in menu 4.

A Ride Upon A Bike

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From my unique collection of bicycle songs ‘An Old-Fashioned Bicycle’. You can find the whole album in menu 4 above. The couple on the tandem were on honeymoon! Their story is on Tackling the Heights Together.

The first mosaic photo shows my wife with some of the teddies, woollen jumpers and blankets she knitted for Goods For Good. Click the pics for a better view.

A Hundred Miles

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From “An Old-Fashioned Bicycle”, a unique album of veteran songs of the wheeling life compiled from early publications and folk tradition. Words by William Carleton, music by Song Shepherd.

The photo is from Le Tour de France 2016 web page, which also has videos of the highlights of each stage in the race.

A Hundred Miles

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A Hundred Miles is one of many songs on a cycling theme I gathered during more than fifty years of folk singing. I recorded twenty for the album An Old-Fashioned Bicycle (see Menu 4 and scroll down for the titles and links). I must say I don’t ride for the miles but for the pleasure of being out enjoying the countryside and the people I meet.

I posted the photo of the dad riding with his children in Amsterdam not because they’re long distance cyclists (well, not in one go anyway) but because they look so charming!