Velocipede…..veloc what?

//Velocipede…..veloc what?

Velocipede…..veloc what?

Cycling has been part of Launceston’s culture since the mid 1800’s. A Launceston resident was seen rolling down St John’s St on his newly acquired velocipede in 1869 much to the entertainment of the locals. For those of you who don’t know velocipedes were one of the earliest bike inventions. Aptly named the ‘bone rattler’ due to the wheels made out of steel.

Sounds intriguing? This is just one of the tales you will hear on your tour with, On Your Bike Tours Launceston.

2019-01-31T23:30:39+00:00December 10th, 2018|