Two members of the Melbourne Bicycle Club, Messrs Bourston and Stokes, have reached Constantinople from Egypt, after travelling 4000 miles on bicycles, on their way to England. They will proceed to Italy and thence continue their wheeling tour to the Channel. After visiting England, they will return homewards overland by a new route. They hope to complete the trip by the autumn of next year.
London News, April 27, 1889; pg. 530