|The accounts of the Pegasus Cycling Club|
The accounts of the Pegasus Cycling Club
as recorded by Ernest Davenport
Grammar, sense and wit conspicuous by their absence in the following more or less trustful chronicles...............
....... Cycle runs by E. Davenport and several other persons, members of that fearful and wonderful club, “The Pegasus” C.C. together with numerous and humorous adventures that befell the same members, hair-breadth escapes, acrobatic feats etc; etc; etc; ………
The practices were very enjoyable! The after-effects however were the reverse … stiff legs and arms, and excessive perspiration......
"Tried hard to root the tramlines up during a morning canter but got the worse of the bargain".
"Also rushed at a man, but only managed to sear his leg a bit".
"Scared a great number of people by my wondrous riding".
"Enjoyed myself very much in the early morn (5 a.m.) by taking trotting exercise doubled up behind Charles".
"Nearly ran into building, bottom of Sneyd Green".
click below for 1890 diary records.....
June 21st "First ride on the wild steed" | Congleton August Rudgyard, Knutsford & Northwich, Darlaston Sept 27th Congleton Oct 5th "Harry went along at a fearful pace." | Ashley Oct 12th Congleton & Holmes Chapel summary "Charley distinguishing himself on one occasion by trying to ride with His bicycle in the air and his head dug in the ground."
the following pictures give an idea of cycling in
the North Staffordshire area in the 1890-1900's
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