It's April 1914 and a happy but exhausted H.E. Ryan who has just won the Surrey Cup Cycle Race is getting a helping hand from officials.
Even by 1916, the Penny Farthing (also known as the 'High' or 'Ordinary' bicycle) was considered old fashioned. This one was being ridden in a veteran cycle rally in Esher.
In a similar way to the Woking Tour Series, people lined the Esher streets to see the rally participants streak past....
Bicycles were still very much regarded as workhorses, rather than as recreational vehicles, as this poor delivery man in a flooded Shepperton in 1926, found out the hard way.
Tricycles were more popular than they are today. In August 1930, Mr Fraser waved goodbye to his wife and set off for a ride on his, from their home in New Malden, on their diamond wedding anniversary.
By the early 1930s, recreational cycling was becoming very popular. These were members of the Southern section of the Cyclist's Touring Club at Mitcham in Surrey, on a summer outing.
A fancy formation cycling troupe? No, these are in fact, officer cadets at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Camberley on their way to the gymnasium in their regulation physical training dress!
In 1948 former racing driver RGJ Nash swapped speed for, well, a rather large ungainly bicycle at his Weybridge home. The Penny Farthing, made in 1884, was actually one of the exhibits at his museum of vehicle and cycles.
Just how many people can you fit on a bicycle made for two? Three apparently, as demonstrated by this family sharing a tandem ride in the Surrey countryside!
Smiling happily, but these happy girls from a local cycling club in June 1948 had not yet cycled up the 193 metre high (634 feet) Box Hill yet...
In 1955 William Hockley, Assistant Foreman at the Goldsworth Nurseries in Woking, was a familiar sight as he delivered newly-cut Christmas trees on his bicycle.
Of course safety is paramount as Police Sergeant James Workman told cyclist Ida Daniels during a Highway Code and road safety class at the Chatsworth Road School, Cheam.
Not all cycling is such fun. These two Hersham schoolboys struggled to pedal home along a flooded road where the River Mole has burst its banks, in 1960.
Let's not forget the good old British bobby on a bicycle! Once, a familiar sight throughout the county, like this officer in the tiny picturesque village of Shere in 1955 proves, but sadly no longer.
The Oxted locals watch cricket, with the good old bicycle propped against a tree, ready for the journey home in 1966. A scene which couldn't be further removed from the fast paced, excitement of today's Tour Series!
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