The Origins of the Clarion Cycling Club and cycling in the 1890s
70. Some of the dangers of cycling - according to Swiftsure
2) overtaking on the inside.
Still relevant, I fear. From Swiftsure's "Cycling Notes" in the Clarion, 1 June 1895.
There is as much danger to cyclists from their fellow-cyclists as from any other cause.
Last week two Clarion cyclists were out riding together. At one place one was riding behind the other, and the back man committed a serious mistake, through carelessness, of riding inside the front man's back wheel. The first man rather suddenly slowed to call at a newspaper shop for the Clarion, and the back man came forward and got forced into the curb, his front wheel getting locked into the other's pedal. Several spokes were bent, and the wheel was buckled very badly
The moral is obvious, that no member should attempt to pass another except on the outside.
So, we can't say we haven't been warned
Next time. A Clarion CC for SW London?.