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Luxembourg City History Museum

In 1884, the first cycling club, known as the “Véloce Club Luxembourgeois”, was founded by urban residents and notables. A bicycle was initially deemed a luxury item, available only to the wealthier members of society. During the early 20th century, however, it developed to an everyday commodity for people from all walks of life. New cycling associations emerged, their members no longer exclusively from the middle and upper classes: 1901 saw the emergence of “Vêlo-Sport Hamm”, 1905 the “Pédale Millebaach” and 1913 the “Club Cycliste Hollerich”. Cycling became one of the most popular forms of sport. Races at the Villa Louvigny cycling track and, from 1921 onwards, the new Belair velodrome drew hordes of spectators.

  • High wheel or penny-farthing bicycle
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