Cycling 1878-1978 / 英国のサイクリング

2 August 1978 United Kingdom
Centennial British Cycling Federation & Cyclists Touring Club
designed by Fritz Wegner
printed in photogravure by Harrison & Sons Ltd.

History of cycling is featured in set of 4 stamps.  From the top, Ordinary ( Penny-farthing ) and 1884 ladies Safety Bicycle, 1920’s Touring Bicycles, Modern small-wheel bicycles and 1978 Road-racers.

This link of Birth of the Bike, a film made in 1937 may show you well how the early bicycles were developed.  Many of icycles demonstrated in this film are from British Science Museum collection.



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