Thursday, May 8, 2014

Billie Fleming: Happy 100th birthday

From Cycling Weekly -- Billie Fleming is no ordinary lady. In 1938, then named Billie Dovey, she rode a staggering 29,603.7 miles across the United Kingdom on a mission to promote the health benefits of cycling.

She rode every single day of the year in a wide variety of weather conditions to spread the message. Her mammoth tour included many evening engagements that required her to give a talk at the end of a long day’s pedalling. Fleming’s ride attracted a huge amount of interest and press attention as the year progressed. Her huge mileage set a women’s record, and garnered her attention internationally, too.  [Full story ...]

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