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"Farewell, my bicycle, I’ve got a motor-car, and the North Circular Road will be built in less than 30 years!"

"This poem seems to show that the late Victorian middle-class bicycle boom was well and truly over by 1897.

In fact, cycling continued to be a popular form of leisure and transport for some of the moneyed classes through to about 1910. For instance, the composer Edward Elgar didn’t take up cycling until 1900 and explored the Malvern lanes close to his home until 1909, before his wife made him hang up his Sunbeam in favour of a motor-car."

(Click on image above for 'Roads Were Not Built For Cars')

A new housing estate on the North Circular Road
by the Brent Reservoir, Dollis Hill, 1928.
(Produced from a damaged negative)

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