— Cycling in Ilkeston 1880 - 1900 - At the start of the period covered by this book cycling was a pastime for well-off young men with a taste for speed, and bicycle clubs were a focal point of male social life. As the equipment became cheaper, bicycling activities became available to all. A Town on Two Wheels describes how this cycling revolution played out in Ilkeston and covers:
- The rise and fall of the Ilkeston Bicycle Club
- Cycle racing and local champions
- Women cyclists
- Accidents and law breakers
- Cycling as entertainment
See also Deals on Wheels, the companion volume.