Around Ireland on a Bicycle

Pelotome –
around Ireland on a bicycle.

My Life and Times

by Jerome K. Jerome

From £4,75


Bicycling; Its Rise and Development.

“A text book for riders” aimed to cater for the rapidly developing bicycle movement by filling the void, after early books about the wooden wheeled machine had become valueless. With numerous illustrations to assist the beginner, the book is packed with informative chapters on routes in England, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, The Battlefields of 1870, Upper Rhine, Belgium, Germany, Holland, and France – each highlighting the points of interest, hotels, museums, mileage, gradients and road conditions along the way,

The four routes of Ireland take in all four corners of the country including the same tour “performed in the summer of 1872, by a Gentleman, riding by a no means a powerful machine” from Dublin to Enniskillen via Carrickmacross”.

  • Published by Tinsley Bros., London.

April 1886 – Published August 1886.

Two Trips to The Emerald Isle.

“I. – A racing trip to Dublin. II. A touring trip to Killarney.” is a humorous account, released under the pseudonym “Faed”, of a London tricycle racer’s trip to Dublin for a competition “one April”, (24th-26th April 1886) in which he managed to also take in a ride to Enniskerry and Powerscourt, followed by an August trip to Killarney with members of the Finsbury Park Cycling Club.

An “Edition De Luxe” was also released of the book, which included twenty photographs taken by the author on cabinet-sized cards.

A well known cycling journalist and editor of Bicycling Times and Touring Gazette, “Faed” – an anagram of “deaf” – was the nom de plume of Arthur James Wilson, who had lost his hearing at the age of 12, after contracting scarlet fever. He joined Dunlop tyres in 1890, relocating to Ireland to work at their Dublin offices.

  • by “Faed” (Arthur J. Wilson).
  • Illustrated by George Moore.
  • Published by A.J. Wilson, London.


An incredible collection of cycling books. I can’t wait for the Spring weather to arrive so that I can retrace the routes of some of these!

~ Lorenz Mueller – Basel, Switzerland.

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