Victorian London - Transport - Road - Bicycles - and Women's dress

My eye! Here's a lady bicyclist!
Look at her! Look at her! Look at her! Look at her!
Hi! Hi! Hi!
She's put her petticoats up the spout,
And now she has to go without;
She hopes her mother won't find out,
And thinks they won't be missed.
Oh my! Hi! Hi!
Keep your eye on the lady bi-
The lady bicyclist!

lyrics from the musical comedy Gentleman Joe 1895

 

Victorian London - Publications - Humour - Punch - cartoon 22

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Lady Cyclist (touring in North Holland). "WHAT A RIDICULOUS COSTUME!"

Punch, 4th June, 1898