Beyond BooksBeyond Books is a place where we acknowledge and treasure all the spaces for reading, lending, purchasing and discussing what books are .. Read more and have been to us. Beyond Books brings voices that offer inclusive opinions and experiences as well as using books as a medium to breakdown complex ideas. We are passionate about investing into what they can be, by strengthening and reimagining our existing infrastructure, as well as thinking further into the many possibilities that books themselves present for us. This Beyond Books event with Hannah Ross and Jools Walker discussing all things Revolutions from the freedom of riding a bicycle to the women who are part of the rich and varied history of cycling, many of whom have been pushed to the margins or forgotten. REVOLUTIONS:Alice Hawkins, a factory worker from Leicester, pedal-powered her fight for universal suffrage as the bicycle became a cornerstone of her work to recruit women to the cause. Zahra Naarin Hussano challenged religious and cultural taboos in Afghanistan to ride a bike and teach others to do the same. As a twenty-four-year-old Latvian immigrant living in Boston, in 1894 Annie ‘Londonderry’ Kopchovsky became the first woman to cycle around the world. She took up the challenge, despite never having ridden a bike before, after two men bet a woman couldn’t do it.Many of these women were told they couldn’t or shouldn’t cycle, but they did so anyway.
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