First published in 1895, this vintage guide to cycling presents a wealth of interesting information about the sport from a time when it experienced an explosion of popularity. With chapters on buying, appropriate attire, and health benefits, this timeless volume will be of utility to modern cycling enthusiasts and those just starting out. Profusely illustrated and insightful, "Pleasure-Cycling" would make for a fantastic addition to any library and is not to be missed by collectors of vintage sporting literature. Contents include: "The Poetry of Motion", "Choosing a Bicycle", "How to Ride", "Taking Care of a Bicycle", "Dress and Equipment", "Cycling and Health", and "On the Road". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the History of the Bicycle.