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Bicycles – A Brief History

Bike History

Biking is a great way to get exercise. It’s also a lot of fun and can be a very sociable activity. Biking is becoming more popular in the UK, with over 3 million people riding bikes every day.

A bike is a simple machine that is easy to use. The bicycle was invented in 1796 by the Frenchmen Pierre Marie and Jacques de Vaucanson. It took many years before the first bicycle was produced and it wasn’t until 1817 that the first patent was issued for an early version of the modern bicycle.

The first bicycles were only suitable for one person at a time. This was because they had no brakes, so the rider had to pedal constantly. A few years later, a bicycle with a brake was patented. This design was much more efficient as the rider could stop at any time.

In the early 1900s, a new type of bicycle was invented which was known as the penny farthing. These bicycles were large and heavy and were designed for two people. They were expensive and were only used by wealthy people.

The next major development in cycling came in the 1930s when the safety bicycle was introduced. This was a bicycle with a chain drive which was designed to make it safer for children to ride.

Today, there are many different types of bicycle available. There are mountain bikes, road bikes, BMX bikes, folding bikes, cruiser bikes, electric bikes, racing bikes and hybrid bikes.

Cycling is a very popular sport and there are many clubs and events that take place around the world. There are races, cycle tours and charity events that are held.

Bicycles have become an important part of our everyday lives. Many people use them for commuting, going shopping, going to work, or just for fun.