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Oysters on a bicycle / Photo 1949
Fishing: Oyster farm.

France: oysters on an old bicycle.

Photo, 1949.
Anstatt daß man zu Fuße geht, / Fährt lieber man Veloziped
nur mut es wird schon schief gehn!
Magazzini Italiani Napoli / E.& A. Mele & Cie. / Abiti per
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Julia Rotte
Remember learning to ride your first bike and the sense of freedom it gave you to go wherever you liked?

There are nine million bicycles in Beijing... But there is also the Beatles song, the Dutch bicycle, the good old Penny farthing and the practical fold-up bike.

And there’s me on weekday mornings on the way to the office. Come rain or road rage in London’s streets, I would choose pedalling over standing in a crowded tube carriage any day!

Get moving too with my colourful selection of bicycles from our archive.

- Julia