Advice for lady cyclists: don't race, don't join clubs, don't drink milk

Advice for lady cyclists: don't race, don't join clubs, don't drink milk

For as long as cycling has existed there have been guides on how it should be done properly, what one should wear, and indeed how the serious cyclist should conduct themselves. Some of the advice given in the early days of cycling is still remarkably relevant. However, much of it is amusingly outdated to our modern sensibilities. Best women's road bikes for 2018: 9 of the best Should I wear underwear under padded shorts? Lizzie Deignan shares her top tips for cycling while pregnant Lest one should think otherwise, women have been cycling since the very beginning of the activity and the following helpful hints and tips for the female cyclist come courtesy of Miss F.J. Erskine, a keen cyclist, from her book Lady Cycling: what to wear and how to ride . The book was published in 1897 and is reproduced here courtesy of British Library Publishing. Perhaps surprisingly, ...

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