The Lady Cyclist,
By the 1890s
cycling was a popular pastime. The Lady Cyclist, founded
in 1895, aimed to provide useful advice for the growing number of
women who shared this enthusiasm. Each issue contained suggestions
for recommended rides, advice on bicycle maintenance, and advertisements
for everything from the latest machines to Ellman's universal embrocation.
The magazine was short-lived, but as the editor, Charles Sisley,
wrote in the issue for July 1896, 'A new era seems to have sprung
up: life which has hitherto seemed dull and uninteresting now looks
bright and attractive...'.