And if anyone wants to get in-touch about the book more generally will be more than happy to answer any questions.
Finally, just to say a very big thank you to everyone who has read/followed/commented on and shared the blog.
President of the National Cyclists’ Union, he served as the head of Britain’s biggest cycling institution which at its peak in 1899 boasted over 60,000 members.
This was also the year that the Union celebrated the twenty-one years since its foundation by holding a lavish coming of age dinner, which it was Balfour’s responsibility to preside over.
(The speech below has been abridged to remove bits at the beginning and the end.
A similar testimony of the new possibilities which cycling opened up for escaping cities and experiencing the countryside is here).
Still ‘open to all classes, enjoyed by both sexes and all ages’, it continues to top lists of inventions from this, and any other time period.
The opportunity to do the book actually came about from the publishers finding it online, and the interest people have taken was a real source of encouragement when writing it.
I promise to be more pro active in posting/responding to comments in the future!
Cushing says they gave it a “Complete exterior facelift with new siding, windows, front door, painted brick, painted shutters, cupola with copper roof, front entry and columns.” I love that they updated the house and gave it fresh curb appeal while maintaining its original traditional look.
Realise it has been quite a while since I last posted anything new.