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 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!
A cautionary tale from the early 1900s of the public response to an aspiring cyclist’s enthusiasm that isn’t matched by his skill. From my unique collection of cycling songs and verse. There’s more in Menu 4.
The last, for the time being at least, from a unique album of veteran songs of the wheeling life compiled from early publications and folk tradition. Details of how the recordings came about are in Albums 4 in the menu above.