The Atalanta Ladies’ Cycling Club: Picturing Canterbury

Photo of The Atalanta Ladies' Cycling Club [ca. 1892] Standish & Preece
The Atalanta Ladies’ Cycling Club ca. 1892 – photo by Standish and Preece
The club for women cyclists was formed in August 1892. The women met with some opposition from the public as they cycled around Christchurch and at time brothers of the women accompanied them on outings to ward off attacks by stone throwers. The club closed in 1897 by which time public attitudes to women cyclists had changed.

Photo hunt entryChristchurch Photo Hunt

Do you have your own cool images to share?

Enter the Christchurch Photo Hunt. You could win a tablet or one of three e-readers.

Submit your photos by 5pm 17 November.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s