Thoroughly Modern : the bicycle.

Uploaded on Aug 20, 2011
A quaint documentary looking at the beginnings of the modern bicycle and how it revolutionized late Victorian and Edwardian society. Many of the first models such as the ‘Penny Farthing’ were very difficult to ride and potentially hazardous to the rider. Our ‘eccentric’ experts show us just how it was done and stage some very old-fashioned bike rides for our benefit.