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1st edition. "It was with the acquisition of a heavy ungainly machine that, at fourteen, Eileen found cycling at first a means of enjoyment, then an end in itself. She joined the Coventry Cycling Club and began to undertake ever longer and more exhausting runs. Her enthusiasm quickly spurred her into women's competitive cycling, and despite a fragile appearance her stamina and determination were such that her times were often found to be comparable only with those of men in similar events. From trials she went on to racing, continuing to break records all the time. Her greatest exploit so far has been the triumphant 'End to End' ride from Land's End to John o'Groat's in 2 days 11 hours, and in the achievement of 1,000 miles in 3 days and 1 hour." Pp.158, black & white photo frontispiece + 25 further photo illustrations, owner's initials to front free endpaper. Yellow cloth, dustwrapper has minor chipping to top and tail of spine and corners. Scarce. VG/VG.
Title: Wonder Wheels. The Autobiography of Eileen Sheridan.
Publisher: LOondon: Nicholas Kaye, 1956.:
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Seller ID: 46542
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