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J. Birch

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J. Birch was as early pioneer of the bicycle when in 1819 he produced three novel tricycles including the Trivector a three man carriage that propelled the machine with hand cranks. It travelled the 54 miles from London to Brighton in seven hours. [1]



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Sources of Information

  1. Bicycle, The History by David V. Herlihy. Pub. 2004