1978 marked the Centenary of both the Cyclists Touring Club & and the British Cycling Federation. In 1878 the cyclists chose front wheels according to the length of their legs. By 1884 the low-built safety bicycle was attracting Women to cycling as a pastime. The 1920’s bicycles were mass produced and built for the comfort-gear case and rubber pneumatic tyres were common now. The design remained virtually unchanged or 75 years until First Moulton appeared in 1962.
Royal Mail issued a set of four stamps on Centenary of First Cycling Organisations.
9p – “Penny Farthing” & 1884 safety bicycle.
10.5p – 1920 Touring Bicycles.
11p – Modern small-wheel bicycles
13p -1978 road racers.
A FDC with the stamps is listed. The cancellation has a cycle wheel.
Thailand celebrated International Writing Week from 5-11 Oct 1997.The theme for a stamp design competition was Tricycles and Cycle Rickshaws. Four stamps were issued on this theme based on award winning designs. Cycle Rickshaws in various forms are popular and very common mode of transport in all South Asian Countries where busy market places and narrow streets do not permit other types of vehicles.
The tricycles featured on stamps are
3.00 Baht – Tricycle Rickshaw 3.00 Baht -Tricycle Rickshaw with a side car