The history of Dan Albone and Ivel bicycles from 1860 to 1906 – 158 pages.

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By Ray Miller and Lee Irvine.

This is the second of a series of short books that feature important cycle marques and other aspects of cycle history.

Smiling Dan Albone was a popular man in the 1880s and 1890s and with good reason. He was a crack racing cyclist with many wins to his credit, publican of the Ongley Arms, and latterly the Ivel Hotel, proprietor of the Ivel Cycle Works, and a well-known public figure in Biggleswade. He was closely associated with A. J. (“Faed”) Wilson and G. P. Mills with accomplishments for which he is still remembered, such as the ‘hands-off’ cross-frame safety bicycle, the first practical ladies bicycle, the tandem bicycle, the child carrier, and more.

This book contains significant new material, a review of Ivel production figures and identification features.

Profusely illustrated, this book has 168 printed A5 pages and is perfect bound with an attractive coloured cover design.