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Thomas Stevens (cyclist)

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Thomas Stevens (cyclist)'s Biography

Thomas Stevens (born 24 December 1854, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, died London, 24 January 1935) was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle. He rode a large-wheeled Ordinary, also known as a penny-farthing, from April 1884 to December 1886. He later searched for Henry Morton Stanley in Africa, investigated the claims of Indian ascetics and became manager of the Garrick Theatre in London.

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Thomas Stevens (cyclist) News Stories

  • This week in history

      News Source: DAWN | 3 years ago
    Christopher Columbus arrives at the island of Trinidad 1658: Aurangzeb is proclaimed Mughal Emperor of India 1954: Mount Godwin-Austen (K2), the world's second-highest peak, is climbed for the first time by an Italian team led by Ardito Desio 1962:
  • Antiques: Furniture as Sculpture: A Craftsman’s Legacy

      News Source: International Herald Tribune | almost 4 years ago
    The Pennsylvania carver and sculptor Wharton Esherick, known for his mid-20th-century undulating furniture, did not start out in woodworking. Instead he spent decades painting Cubist and Impressionist landscapes and portraits and designing prints,
  • New assignment: Housing photography

      News Source: The Guardian | almost 4 years ago
    Thomas Stevens/Flickr We now put the dogs back in their kennels and the cats in wheelie bins and bring the horse blanket down on pet photography . It has proved very popular, despite some bitching (ha,ha) on the flickr threads. We have had some

Thomas Stevens (cyclist) Blogs

  • 5 Amazing Journeys On A Penny Farthing – Neatorama

      Blog Source: | over 4 years ago
    No brakes, no gears, and no stopping, or you'll fall off! These five lunatics have managed thousands of miles on them. For example, Thomas Stevens rode one of these early bicycles around the world! The only supplies Stevens had when he ...

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