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Pedalling Collection

"Pedalling through history: From Doug Pinkerton's high wheeler to the Dandy Charger and beyond

Background imagePedalling Collection: Dave Bennett (left) and Lloyd McGrath, Coventry City footballers who both broke their

Dave Bennett (left) and Lloyd McGrath, Coventry City footballers who both broke their legs last season, are now back in training

Background imagePedalling Collection: George Best sharing his champagne life style with actress Susan George in Palma Nova

George Best sharing his champagne life style with actress Susan George in Palma Nova Majorca June 1969 George and Susan seen here on a paddle boat

Background imagePedalling Collection: Doug Pinkerton, high wheeler -2

Doug Pinkerton, high wheeler -2
Champion racing cyclist Doug Pinkerton racing his high-wheel, or penny farthing bicycle. First published The Sunday Correspondent Date: 1990

Background imagePedalling Collection: Doug Pinkerton, high wheeler -1

Doug Pinkerton, high wheeler -1
Champion racing cyclist Doug Pinkerton racing his high-wheel, or penny farthing bicycle. First published The Sunday Correspondent Date: 1990

Background imagePedalling Collection: Pedalo JLP01_08_021676

Pedalo JLP01_08_021676
Felixstowe, Suffolk. A couple on a pedalo in the sea during a Laing staff trip to Felixstowe. In 1947, after a seven year break, Laing had resurrected their Area Outings for staff and their families

Background imagePedalling Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - No Basic, we should worry

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - No Basic, we should worry
The Caption is No Basic? We should worry! Basic refers to the basic petrol ration. Petrol was rationed from September 1939 and contiinued until 1950. Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: circa 1944

Background imagePedalling Collection: Through Suffering to Cycledom (engraving)

Through Suffering to Cycledom (engraving)
1596638 Through Suffering to Cycledom (engraving) by Dadd, S.T. (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Through Suffering to Cycledom)

Background imagePedalling Collection: A Dragon-Spine Pump, China, c. 1870-80 (b / w photo)

A Dragon-Spine Pump, China, c. 1870-80 (b / w photo)
498545 A Dragon-Spine Pump, China, c.1870-80 (b/w photo) by European Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Also known as a water ladder)

Background imagePedalling Collection: Jock Harrison back in the saddle, and at 73, preparing for his greatest cycling challenge

Jock Harrison back in the saddle, and at 73, preparing for his greatest cycling challenge in a long two wheeled career, intending to Penny farthing his way from Newcastle to his birthplace in Dundee

Background imagePedalling Collection: Pedal power takes a nosedive. It was great while it lasted

Pedal power takes a nosedive. It was great while it lasted. But the flight of Britains latest fan-powered aircraft ended rather abruptly The plane, grandly named Jupiter

Background imagePedalling Collection: A Frenchwomans achievement, 1929. Creator: Unknown

A Frenchwomans achievement, 1929. Creator: Unknown
A Frenchwomans achievement, 1929. La Performance d Une Francaise. 22-year-old Aimee Pfanner crossed the Channel, from Calais to Dover

Background imagePedalling Collection: Sunny Snaps - London - Young boy on a Tricycle

Sunny Snaps - London - Young boy on a Tricycle
Sunny Snaps Candid postcard photograph - Ladbroke Grove, London - Young boy on a Tricycle Date: 1935

Background imagePedalling Collection: The Dandy Charger - man on a boneshaker bicycle

The Dandy Charger - man on a boneshaker bicycle. early 19th century

Background imagePedalling Collection: Thailand, Sakhon Nakhon, Sakhon Nakhon. A saamlaw (three wheeled pedicab)

Thailand, Sakhon Nakhon, Sakhon Nakhon. A saamlaw (three wheeled pedicab) driver peddles his passengers through the streets of Sakhon Nakhon

Background imagePedalling Collection: USA, California, Los Angeles, Venice Beach

USA, California, Los Angeles, Venice Beach. People cycling on the cycle path

Background imagePedalling Collection: Sky cycle below a balloon, early 1900s

Sky cycle below a balloon, early 1900s

Background imagePedalling Collection: Two-seater tricycle, Zeebrugge, Belgium, 1936

Two-seater tricycle, Zeebrugge, Belgium, 1936

Background imagePedalling Collection: Humorous Christmas and New Year postcard

Humorous Christmas and New Year postcard -- two elves delivering the post on a three-wheeled cycle. Date: early 20th century

Background imagePedalling Collection: Illustration of Dr W Ayres pedal flying machine, 1885

Illustration of Dr W Ayres pedal flying machine, 1885

Background imagePedalling Collection: The Bicycle Trip From London to John O Groats, illustration in The Graphic, c

The Bicycle Trip From London to John O Groats, illustration in The Graphic, c
XJF444369 The Bicycle Trip From London to John O Groats, illustration in The Graphic, c.1870 (engraving) by English School

Background imagePedalling Collection: Cyclists feet on pedals, close up, view from behind

Cyclists feet on pedals, close up, view from behind

Background imagePedalling Collection: Performance testing

Performance testing
MODEL RELEASED. Performance testing. Athlete riding an exercise bike while his performance and oxygen consumption are measured

Background imagePedalling Collection: First Chinese bicycles

First Chinese bicycles. Historical artwork of people riding bicycles in Shanghai, China, in 1900. Taken from: Histoire de la Locomation Terrestre, published in Paris in 1936

Background imagePedalling Collection: Bicycle monorail, early 20th century

Bicycle monorail, early 20th century
Bicycle monorail, early 20th-century artwork. Man operating a cycling device on a suspension railway system. This basic mechanism can be used for any carrier suspended from an overhead rail (monorail)

Background imagePedalling Collection: Pedal-powered boat, 19th century

Pedal-powered boat, 19th century
Pedal-powered boat, 19th-century artwork. Known as the cycloscaphe, this invention had three men using pedals to turn a chain (at rear) that is connected to a propeller underneath the boat

Background imagePedalling Collection: Mechanical buoy, 19th century

Mechanical buoy, 19th century

Background imagePedalling Collection: Cyclists in a race

Cyclists in a race
Cyclists in a road race

Background imagePedalling Collection: Women Cyclists in a City, 1892

Women Cyclists in a City, 1892
Engraving showing two women cyclists on their tricycles, pedalling along a busy road. In the background can be seen a hanson cab and a horse-drawn omnibus

Background imagePedalling Collection: Richardsons Swim Device

Richardsons Swim Device
Richardsons swimming device allows one to sally forth by pedalling a propellor underwater

Background imagePedalling Collection: Cyclist Manoeuvres

Cyclist Manoeuvres
The Compagnie Cycliste of the French Army take part in the annual manoeuvres, pedalling rapidly to the high ground before firing on the enemy


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"Pedalling through history: From Doug Pinkerton's high wheeler to the Dandy Charger and beyond. " Doug Pinkerton, a pioneer of his time, effortlessly glides on his high wheeler - a true testament to the art of pedalling. Step back in time with Doug Pinkerton as he showcases his incredible skills on yet another high wheeler, leaving us in awe. The Dandy Charger takes center stage as a man fearlessly rides his boneshaker bicycle, embracing the thrill of pedalling. Pedalo JLP01_08_021676 captures the joyous spirit of leisurely pedalling along serene waters, creating unforgettable memories. Even Coventry City footballers like Dave Bennett and Lloyd McGrath couldn't resist the allure of cycling, despite their injuries on the field. George Best and actress Susan George indulge in champagne-filled adventures while sharing their love for life's luxuries - including cycling. A glimpse into WW2 era humor unfolds with a comic postcard reminding us that even amidst chaos, we should never forget our passion for pedalling. "Through Suffering to Cycledom" engraving depicts the resilience and determination cyclists possess as they conquer challenges on their journey towards greatness. Delve into China's rich history with an intriguing black-and-white photo showcasing a Dragon-Spine Pump from 1870-80 - an innovation driven by pedal power. Celebrating women's achievements in 1929, witness an unknown Frenchwoman breaking barriers and defying expectations through her remarkable cycling feat. Sunny Snaps capture London's youthful energy as a young boy confidently pedals away on his tricycle – paving the way for future generations of cyclists. Embark on an early 1900s adventure below floating balloons with sky cycle enthusiasts who dared to defy gravity using nothing but pedal power. Pedalling has always been more than just a means of transportation.