THE USE OF THE VELOCIPEDE
On Monday two apprentices in the employ of Messrs Roberts and sons, of Bridgwater, left Southampton on two velocipedes manufactured by the firm and which were exhibited at the Bath and West of England Show and travelled to Bridgwater, a distance of nearly 90 miles, on the day. They started at about 4 am and arrived at Bridgwater between 10 and 11pm having stayed at one or two places to partake of refreshments.
The Morning Post, June 10, 1869; pg. 7