The Hum of the Wheels, the Roar of the Crowd: Five Cycling Shaw Brothers from Woolloomooloo

By: Irwin, Harry

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MINT - a NEW book. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 219 pages The bicycle craze gripped Australia in the 1880s and 1890s and early 1900s. Harry Irwin explores the racing culture of the time in fascinating detail - the penny farthings and safety bicycles, tracks and champions, spectacles and carnivals; the prizes held out to racers, the risks, challenges, match racing and gambling; and the social life of the racers. Setting the scene are the stories of the five prominent and plucky Shaw brothers.

Title: The Hum of the Wheels, the Roar of the Crowd: Five Cycling Shaw Brothers from Woolloomooloo

Author Name: Irwin, Harry

Categories: Sport,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2018

ISBN Number: 1925801527

ISBN Number 13: 9781925801521

Binding: Trade Paperback

Seller ID: ID305693

Keywords: australian sport Bicycling cycling Social History Sport,