The BFI has recently made a wealth of historical archival film available for the general public to view for free online.
This is a wonderful reference for historians, historical novelists, and also simply for those who are interested to see how vivid and entertaining some of these films can be - and how they really do bring the past to life before our eyes.
In today's post the VV is featuring two films with lady cyclists from the end of the nineteenth century. Just look at that concentration!
Please click onto the stills below to launch the BFI Iplayer.
For a related article, please see this post on the history of bicycling: DAISY DAISY GIVE ME YOUR ANSWER DO.