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This cyclist appears to have been a member of the King's Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC) or perhaps one of its associated volunteer battalions. While the rifleman's uniform has been adapted for riding the pictured bicycle - note the high-topped hose protecting the lower portion of his legs - the bicycle itself lacks the fittings usually seen on military cycles such as the brackets designed to hold a Lee-Metford or Enfield rifle. Additionally, he is not wearing any of the expected personal equipment normally seen on a military cyclist such as an 1888 pattern bandolier. The possibility is raised that this rifleman was not in fact a military cyclist but a hobbyist instead.

Cabinet Photograph
G. Green - Photographer
59 Grosvenor Road, Aldershot, England
c. 1900

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