The railways finally move with the times (1897)

A class of travelling public whose wants have not as yet been fully recognised by our railway authorities will welcome the introduction by the Great Northern Railway of a series of tours for stations between London and Peterborough, to include extended facilities in the form of combined tickets to cover both passengers and cycles, enabling cyclists to alight at one station on the outward journey and to rejoin the train at another station on the homeward journey. The object of these tours is to enable the cyclist to escape the monotony of the London suburbs. Under the auspices of the company, a special handbook has been prepared by their official tourist agent, Dr Lunn, giving particulars of sixteen alternative tours, with capital road-map of each and much information invaluable to cyclists.

Illustrated London News, Saturday, July 17, 1897; pg. 93

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