The International Cycling
Cycling History Conferences are intended to advance our knowledge
of the roots of bicycling and to give due recognition to the pioneers.
cannot know where we are unless we know where we came from."
history of the invention and development of the bicycle is fraught
with conjecture, disputed or enlarged tales of invention, romantic
embroidering of early biking, along with the factually correct material.
The originators of the first International Cycle History Conference,
held in Scotland in 1990, sought to engage serious scholars in addressing
and correcting or substantiating some of this information.
The fifteen (15) conferences so far have produced many newly documented
historic facts and wonderfully stimulating discussions about the
bicycle's history and its overall social and economic impact. Papers
delivered at previous conferences have been published, and the quality
of the research and materials presented has been invigorating, sometimes
surprising and controversial. Past papers have come from England,
France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Scotland, America, Japan, South
Africa, and Australia, among others.
- Previous Cycling
History Conferences have been held in:
-- Davis, California - USA For information:
2004 -- Vienna, Austria
2003 -- Canberra, Australia
2002 -- Muenster, Germany
2001 -- Pigna, Italy
2000 -- Osaka, Japan
1999 -- Nijmegan, The Netherlands
1998 -- Ottawa, Canada
1997 -- Glasgow, Scotland
1996 -- Buffalo, NY - USA
1995 -- Johannesburg, South Africa
1994 -- Cambridge, England
1993 -- Boston, MA - USA
1992 -- Neckarsulm, Germany
1991 -- Saint Etienne, France
1990 -- Glasgow, Scotland
International Cycle History conference Website:
I C H C - The International Cycle History Conferences
These large-format, illustrated books
containing the Proceedings of each of the Conferences are available
History's Online Store.
Tables of Contents
of the Proceedings of the 1st, 2nd,
and 13th International Cycling History Conferences can be seen
be clicking on the appropriate link here.