Women especially embraced cycling as a means of liberty, independence and social enjoyment, and the bicycle was instrumental in the campaign for women’s suffrage. Shown: the Auckland Ladies’ Cycling Club proceeding up Symonds St in 1897 on one of their regular runs.

The Auckland Ladies’ Cycling Club proceeding up Sympnds St (Image: NZ Graphic, 16 October 1897, Auckland Libraries Heritage Collection)
The Committee of the Auckland Ladies’ Cycling Club (Image: NZ Graphic, 16 October 1897, Auckland Libraries Heritage Collection)
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