The Vintage womens cycling event kicked off the Surreys Sporting Life re-enactments in style on the 15th of May 2011.

Three members of Surrey Heritage cheered on the cyclists of the Woking Bikeathon dressed in the famous knickerbockers suits of 1890s cycling fashion. It was fascinating to see the contrast between the period costumes and the modern day cycle gear.

The Mayor of Woking with Lady Harberton and friends.

The Mayor of Woking with Lady Harberton and friends.

The re-enactment of Lady Harbertons daring stand for womens right to wear rational dress was accompanied by a display of old fashioned bikes, including a penny-farthing.

One of the vintage bicycles on display at the Woking Bikeathon

One of the vintage bicycles on display at the Woking Bikeathon

Read more about cycling as a social movement in Surrey.

The Bikeathon, which raises money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, was a huge success, with over 1,200 cyclists completing the circuit.

Laura Joyner,
Assistant Community Archaeologist,
Heritage Enterprise

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