Freedom machines: How Ireland embraced cycling

Ireland’s Cycling History – A Wonderful Story!

Paul Rouse, the noted sports historian has written this article, on cycling in Ireland, in a recent edition of the Examiner newspaper.  Anyone who reads it will, I dare say, be very impressed and amazed at the grip that cycling had on the Irish psyche back in the early part of the 20th century.

The article also has wonderful and evocative images of cycling ‘events’ over the years.  As we arrive next year in 2017 at the 200th anniversary of the invention of the bike, articles such as this will help us to appreciate how far the simple bicycle has come … and gone … in its development, and in our culture.

Sit back and Enjoy the Ride!

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