• Creator
  • Royal Normal College and Academy for the Blind
  • Created Date
  • 1890
  • Description
  • A group of male students from Royal Normal College for the Blind in Upper Norwood, England sit on a cycle built for twelve in preparation for a day's run to Brighton and back, a distance of about 100 miles. This team, on July 4, 1900, rode the distance in 10 hours and 45 minutes, the riders being chosen from sixty candidates. The eleven blind cyclists (the second person can see and steers the cycle) had ridden an average of 300 miles each (in ... more
    A group of male students from Royal Normal College for the Blind in Upper Norwood, England sit on a cycle built for twelve in preparation for a day's run to Brighton and back, a distance of about 100 miles. This team, on July 4, 1900, rode the distance in 10 hours and 45 minutes, the riders being chosen from sixty candidates. The eleven blind cyclists (the second person can see and steers the cycle) had ridden an average of 300 miles each (in short trips) in preparation for this "century run". Royal Normal College for the Blind, Upper Norwood, England. Accession: Prepared by and presented to Perkins Institution for the Blind by Lady Francis Campbell in memory of two pleasant years (1870-1872), spent in that Institution as teacher. less
  • Format
  • Photographs
    Black and white photograph
  • Rights
  • Samuel P. Hayes Research Library, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA. Contact host institution for more information.