“Two wheels bad”? : the status of cycling in the Youth Hostels Association of England and Wales in the 1930s

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620768
Title:
“Two wheels bad”? : the status of cycling in the Youth Hostels Association of England and Wales in the 1930s
Authors:
Cunningham, Michael
Abstract:
The Youth Hostels Association (YHA) was founded to provide cheap accommodation for rural holidays. It catered for both walkers and cyclists. However, many perceived the organisation as one that favoured walkers, considering walking to be a superior form of travel which was also reflected in YHA policy. Despite this, the YHA had close institutional links with cycling organisations and many cyclists among its members. This article traces the YHA’s relationship with walkers and cyclists and, despite occasional tensions, shows that the two groups could be accommodated within the organisation
Publisher:
Berghahn
Journal:
Transfers
Issue Date:
Mar-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620768
Additional Links:
https://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/transfers/transfers-overview.xml
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2045-4813
Appears in Collections:
FOSS

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dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-13T12:02:21Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-13T12:02:21Z-
dc.date.issued2018-03-
dc.identifier.issn2045-4813en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620768-
dc.description.abstractThe Youth Hostels Association (YHA) was founded to provide cheap accommodation for rural holidays. It catered for both walkers and cyclists. However, many perceived the organisation as one that favoured walkers, considering walking to be a superior form of travel which was also reflected in YHA policy. Despite this, the YHA had close institutional links with cycling organisations and many cyclists among its members. This article traces the YHA’s relationship with walkers and cyclists and, despite occasional tensions, shows that the two groups could be accommodated within the organisationen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBerghahnen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/transfers/transfers-overview.xmlen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectclassen
dc.subjectcountrysideen
dc.subjectcyclingen
dc.subjectleisureen
dc.subjectramblingen
dc.subjectwalkingen
dc.subjectYouth Hostelsen
dc.title“Two wheels bad”? : the status of cycling in the Youth Hostels Association of England and Wales in the 1930sen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalTransfersen
dc.date.accepted2017-09-
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