The bicycle in Victorian Britain is often celebrated as a vehicle of women’s liberation. But much less is known about another critical technology with which women forged new and mobile public lives – cycle wear.
Underpinned by three years of in-depth archival research and inventive practice, this new book brings to life in rich detail the lesser-known stories of six inventors and their unique contributions to cycling’s past, which continue to shape urban life for contemporary mobile women.
The launch event will include a panel discussion:
Led by Kat with Bruce Bennett (Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, Lancaster University)
Emily Chappell (Founding member of The Aventure Syndicate and fastest woman in the 2016 Transcontinental Race)
Laura Laker (Journalist for The Guardian, Total Women's Cycling and Road.cc and more).
A drinks reception will follow.
Wednesday 18th April, 6:30pm
Look mum no hands!
49 Old St. EC1V 9HS
For more information about the book, go to: https://www.gold.ac.uk/goldsmiths-press/publications/bikes-and-bloomers/