Cycling – A Mode Of Transportation Or More

By | November 1, 2019

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Tour de France 2015. Source: (Wikimedia)

Some form of bicycles has been around since the 1800s when they were invented. Besides recreational riding for pleasure, others have taken it a step further. Bicycle riding can have significant health benefits, but there is a significant group of riders who go beyond that and take up bicycle racing. Bicycle racing was and is a popular sport among cycle enthusiasts with annual races such as the Tour de France and the Goulburn to Sydney Classic.  

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The Draisine (or Laufmaschine) 1820 bicycle. Source: (Wikimedia)

Bicycle racing started as early as 1868. This first race was won on a wooden bicycle with iron tires. It was an Englishman named James Moore that won that race at the Parc de Saint-Cloud, Paris.