Monday, May 05, 2014

Fed up with Giro D'Italia mania?

... then here's what you need - an Ulster-Scots perspective on cycling from 1902 - "... for weemen it's maist unbecomin...". Cycling was a fairly new thing back then, and not everybody approved!  (scanned page below is from The Humour of Druid's Island by Ballyclare-born Drumbo author Archibald McIlroy, 1902).

In The Auld Meetin-Hoose Green (1898), McIlroy described Ballyclare people as wearing "... magenta-coloured mufflers..."So pink-clad cyclists are nothing new to County Antrim, or to the Ulster-Scots!


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