International Cycling History Conference

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2012 in Roeselare, Belgium
2010 in Prague, Czech Republic

The International Cycling History Conference (ICHC)[1] is an annual event devoted to applying academic rigor to the history of bicycles and cycling.[2][3][4] The first conference was held in Glasgow, Scotland in 1990. The proceedings of each conference are published afterwards.

Past conferences have been held around the world:

  • 2015 - Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue, France
  • 2014 - Baltimore, USA
  • 2013 - Lissabon, Portugal
  • 2012 - Roeselare, Belgium
  • 2011 - Paris, France
  • 2010 - Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2009 - Freehold, New Jersey, USA
  • 2008 - St. Etienne, France
  • 2007 - Tampere, Finland
  • 2006 - Toronto, Canada
  • 2005 - Davis, California, USA
  • 2004 - Vienna, Austria
  • 2003 - Canberra, Australia
  • 2002 - Muenster, Germany
  • 2001 - Pigna, Italy
  • 2000 - Osaka, Japan
  • 1999 - Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 1998 - Ottawa, Canada
  • 1997 - Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1996 - Buffalo, New York, USA
  • 1995 - Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1994 - Cambridge, England
  • 1993 - Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • 1992 - Neckarsulm, Germany
  • 1991 - Saint Etienne, France
  • 1990 - Glasgow, Scotland

Notable presenters include:

Invention of the bicycle[edit]

At the fourth conference, in Boston, Massachusetts, Oct. 11-16, 1993, David V. Herlihy presented evidence that Pierre Lallement deserves credit for putting pedals on the dandy horse instead of Pierre Michaux.[5]

At the eight conference in Glasgow, the German professor Hans-Erhard Lessing reported that the famous drawing of a bicycle adjusted to Leonardo da Vinci was a hoax.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What does ICHC stand for? International Cycling History Conference (est. 1990)". Acronym Finder. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  2. ^ "The International Cycling History Conferences". Pedaling History Bicycle Museum. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  3. ^ "About the International Cycle History Conference". Cycle Publishing/Van der Plas Publications. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  4. ^ "21st International Cycling History Conference". Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  5. ^ Lynne Tolman (September 5, 1993). "Lallement recognized as inventor of bicycle". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  6. ^ Hans-Erhard Lessing: The Leonardo da Vinci Bicycle Hoax. In: Cycle Publishing, 1997.

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