International Cycling History Conference
The International Cycling History Conference (ICHC) is an annual event devoted to applying academic rigor to the history of bicycles and cycling. 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:
Notable presenters include:
- Berto, Frank, author of The Dancing Chain, published by Van der Plas Publications
- Breeze, Joe, mountain bike pioneer and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inductee
- Herlihy, David V., author of Bicycle: the History, published by Yale University Press
- Norcliffe, Glen, author of The Ride to Modernity: The Bicycle in Canada, published by University of Toronto Press
- Ritchie, Andrew, author of Major Taylor: The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World and Quest for Speed: A History of Early Bicycle Racing 1868–1903, both published by Van der Plas Publications (not the inventor of the Brompton Bicycle)
- Wilson, David Gordon, author of Bicycling Science, published by The MIT Press
Invention of the bicycle
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.
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- Hans-Erhard Lessing: The Leonardo da Vinci Bicycle Hoax. In: Cycle Publishing, 1997.