RAILWAYS AND CYCLISTS
TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES
When I travel by train with my bicycle, in addition to my usual luggage I do not object to pay the extra charge for the bicycle. The latter is in this case in addition for which an extra payment appears to be quite fair. On the other band, when, as frequency happens, I travel with no luggage whatever except a bicycle, the heavy charge for the latter, which is just the same whether I myself have a first or a third-class tickets seems to me to be extortionate, seeing that my machine takes up less room and is much less heavy than the average ladies’ trunks which are carried free. This is, I believe, the feeling of a large section of the cycling public.
Your obedient servant,
A. A. C. S.
The Times, Monday, Sep 27, 1897; pg. 1