Book Cover: A Town on Two Wheels - Jeff Wynch
Editions:Paperback: £ 12.00

— 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.

Price £12.00