Pedalling To Freedom

.Lawrence Pollard examines five episodes in the social history of the bicycle.

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20040419

1/5.

Lawrence Pollard gets on his bike and discovers the part that the bicycle played in women's liberation as he re-traces the route of the novel, The Golf Lunatic and His Cycling Wife. The book, by Mrs Edward kennard, isn't well known now but was a best-seller at the end of the 19th century, and was very popular with "new women".

Then News.

20040420

2/5.

Lawrence Pollard gets on his bike and tells the story of The Clarion Cycling Club, who tried to bring socialism to Britain in seven years. That was over 100 years ago, and even though they never suceeded, the club is still going strong today.

Then News.

20040421

3/5. Lawrence Pollard gets on his bike and follows in the tyre tracks of Thomas Hiram Holding, the founder of the CTC and the man who changed the holiday for ever.

Then News.

20040422

Lawrence Pollard examines five episodes in the social history of the bicycle.

4/5.

Lawrence Pollard gets on his bike and re-traces the route of H.G. Wells' cycling novel The Wheels Of Chance, and discovers how the bicycle was a time machine.

Then News.

20040423

Lawrence Pollard examines five episodes in the social history of the bicycle. 5/5. How the bike revolutionised the novel. Then News.

20041228

Lawrence Pollard on the social history of the bicycle. 3/5. A look at how Thomas Hiram Holding, founder of the Cyclists' Touring Club, changed the character of holidaymaking. Then News.

20050104

Lawrence Pollard on the social history of the bicycle. 4/5. Lawrence re-traces the route of HG Wells' cycling novel The Wheels of Chance and discovers how the cycle was a time machine. Then News.

20050111

Lawrence Pollard on the social history of the bicycle. 5/5. Lawrence finds out how the bike revolutionised the novel. Then News.

012004041920041214

Lawrence Pollard gets on his bike and discovers the part that the bicycle played in women's liberation as he re-traces the route of the novel, The Golf Lunatic and His Cycling Wife.

The book, by Mrs Edward Kennard, isn't well known now, but was a best-seller at the end of the 19th century was very popular with 'new women'.

012004041920041214

Lawrence Pollard gets on his bike and discovers the part that the bicycle played in women's liberation as he re-traces the route of the novel, The Golf Lunatic and His Cycling Wife.

The book, by Mrs Edward Kennard, isn't well known now, but was a best-seller at the end of the 19th century was very popular with 'new women'.

022004042020041221

Lawrence Pollard gets on his bike and tells the story of The Clarion Cycling Club, who tried to bring socialism to Britain in seven years. That was over 100 years ago, and even though they never suceeded, the club is still going strong today.

022004042020041221

Lawrence Pollard gets on his bike and tells the story of The Clarion Cycling Club, who tried to bring socialism to Britain in seven years. That was over 100 years ago, and even though they never suceeded, the club is still going strong today.

032004042120041228

A look at how Thomas Hiram Holding, founder of the Cyclists' Touring Club, changed the character of holidaymaking.

032004042120041228

A look at how Thomas Hiram Holding, founder of the Cyclists' Touring Club, changed the character of holidaymaking.

042004042220050104

Lawrence Pollard gets on his bike and re-traces the route of H.G. Wells' cycling novel The Wheels Of Chance, and discovers how the bicycle was a time machine.

042004042220050104

Lawrence Pollard gets on his bike and re-traces the route of H.G. Wells' cycling novel The Wheels Of Chance, and discovers how the bicycle was a time machine.

05 LAST2004042320050111

How the bike revolutionised the novel.

05 LAST2004042320050111

How the bike revolutionised the novel.