Revolutions: How Women Changed the World on Two Wheels with author Hannah Ross

From suffragettes to sportswomen and trailblazing Victorians to those challenging modern-day taboos, Hannah Ross’ book Revolutions: How Women Changed the World on Two Wheels is an inspirational tale of the freedom women have found – and continue to find – through cycling.

Camcycle’s Administrative Officer Rosamund Humphrey asks Hannah what motivated her to pull together the story of over 100 years of women in cycling and finds out more about some of the key figures in this book which both starts and ends in Cambridge.

The meeting finishes with a round-up of the latest cycling news and campaigns from Camcycle’s Executive Director, Roxanne De Beaux.

It was originally held on our Facebook channel and is also available to view on YouTube.

The next Camcycle meeting will be held online on Tuesday 7 September, when we’ll be joined by John Jackson and Benjamin Smith from Bikeability. They’ll talk to us about their new scheme in collaboration with the Association of Driving Instructors to help instructors and leaner drivers develop greater awareness about how the world looks and feels for cyclists.


Links to more information

Revolutions: How Women Changed the World on Two Wheels

Find out more about the book and where you can buy it.

Related links from the conversation

Lady Cyclist Effigy at the 1897 Cambridge University protest  (Sheila Hanlon)
The Victorian concept of ‘Bicycle Face’ (Cycling UK)
Cycling for women in Afghanistan (Guardian)
Cycling for women in Saudi Arabia (The World)
The 1890 cycling fad and changes to women’s clothing (The Atlantic)
Paralympian Hannah Dines on why her life as a cyclist led to vulval surgery (Guardian)
1897 rear-steering tandem (Online bicycle museum)
Ovarian Psycos – cycling activists in Los Angeles (NBC news)
Lizzie Deignan, Olympic road racer (British Cycling)
Charlotte Worthington, BMX rider and Tokyo Olympics gold medallist (BBC)

Local cycling news

Anna is one of Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling for 2021
Councillors agree to remove exclusionary A14 bridge barriers
Mill Road bus gate to be removed
Our letter to Chris Heaton-Harris

National cycling news

Gear Change: One Year On report
Results of the Highway Code consultation
Capability Fund: local authority allocations
Transport Minister’s letter to local authorities
Example of Blue Badge exemptions in a low-traffic neighbourhood

Current consultations

Consultations that will influence cycling issues in and around Cambridge.

Greater Cambridge Partnership: Cycling Plus
Cambridgeshire County Council Active Travel Schemes

Summer issue of Camcycle magazine

Cycling and campaign news, plus articles on ‘Everyday Cycle Chic’. Everything from addressing barriers to cycling to carrying dogs on bikes!


Camcycle events

Find out more information on upcoming Camcycle meetings and social events.