WOMEN BICYCLE ADVENTURERS
Since its beginnings, cycling has accompanied the emancipation of women.
And since its beginnings, women's cycling and women's emancipation have met with male reluctance.
From the end of the 19th century until the Second World War, the bicycle was a driving force in the fight for equal rights. The bicycle opened the way to a revolution in clothing, it brought the physical pleasure of movement and sporting feats, it awakened the desire to discover the world, to embark on an adventure of any kind. And it has pushed towards commitment, as its role in the Resistance teaches us.
The bicycle has participated in the race for independence, in parallel to the ongoing struggles for access to work, universities, travel, the right to vote.
Thanks to their audacity, some pioneers have set an example for other women, pedaling to the end of their adventure and their courage.