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Dressed in his white drill tropical uniform, this British soldier appears to have taken up cycling as a pastime and decided to be photographed with his mechanical steed. He does not look to be a military cyclist in the proper sense. British military cyclists of the late 1800s and early 1900s wore puttees or knee-high hose to protect the lower portion of their trousers from
becoming entangled in the bicycle's chain/sprocket mechanism. Additionally, military cyclists' bicycles were outfitted with frame-mounted rifle brackets. This soldier's foreign service helmet can be seen next to his foot on the ground just behind the bicycle.

Cabinet Photograph
D. J. Divechia - Photographer
Rawal-Pindi, India
c. 1900

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