V-CC Cycling History No. 3 Vernon Blake 1875 – 1930

by Steve Griffith.

Published by the John Pinkerton Memorial Publishing Fund in 2012.
One of the most interesting figures in cycling history is Vernon Blake. A great cyclist, both racer and tourist and a technical innovator, some of his ideas taking many years to be adopted. Just before the Great War after a move to France, he came under the influence of Paul de Vivie (Velocio) and became an advocate of wide ratio gearing, specifically the floating chain system. He was probably the inventor of the cantilever brake and created a mountain bike some sixty odd years before the ATB was ‘invented’ in Marin County, USA. He was also a painter, sculptor, mountaineer, linguist and writer: a polymath.

Book Specification:
ISBN 978-0-9566337-6-7
148 x 210 mm with 76 pages.
Many illustrations
Perfect bound.
Published by the John Pinkerton Memorial Publishing Fund in 2012 (now Veteran-Cycle Publications), the publishing arm of the Veteran-Cycle Club.

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