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Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Cycle of Life

A little plaque at the eastern end of Long Acre marks the spot that the first bicycle was made in England, as a Hobby Horse (pushed along with your feet). It's come a long way since then, and is still the best way to get about London. The inventor - Dennis Johnson - amusingly shares his surname with the current Mayor of London whose first name is now indelibly linked with the bike hire scheme.

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Blogger Steve A said ... (20:18) : 

I wonder what it says, and about whom, that the plaque was only placed in 1998?


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