San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Cycling to Suffrage - The Bicycle and Women's Rights. Dr Sheila Hanlon explores the link of the bicycle to women's emancipation in the late 19th and early 20th century Britain. Women's cycling past and present is steeped in gender politics, making it a subject of relevance to those interested in historical or modern conditions.
'To men, the bicycle in the beginning was merely a new toy, another machine added to the long list of devices they knew in their work an play. To women, it was a steed upon which they rode into a new world'
Woman and the Wheel, Munsey's Magazine, May 1896.
When & Where
Manchester Bike Tours organised by Glynis Francis
Founding members of Manchester Bike Tours and members of Team Glow, women's cycling network.