About this artwork

In the late nineteenth century cycling became a popular leisure activity. This was in part due to the introduction of the pneumatic tyre, patented in 1888 by the Ayrshire-born John Dunlop. This made bicycles more reliable and less expensive. Cycling clubs formed across Europe and America and for many women cycling provided unprecedented mobility and freedom. In recent years cycling has seen a resurgence in popularity amongst both sports enthusiasts and commuters.

  • title:
    Man on a Bicycle
  • accession number:
    PGP R 2220.217
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  • materials:
    Silver gelatine print
  • date created:
    About 1910
  • measurements:
    Image size: 15.30 x 10.80 cm; overall: 23.80 x 18.10 cm
  • credit line:
    Gift of Mrs. Riddell in memory of Peter Fletcher Riddell 1985