I've reached page 15 now of my second / final (?) draft, and it's a bit of the story I've been looking forward to drawing.
T.H. Holding has rather a lot to say in Cycle and Camp about this particular kind of bicycle and its awkward inefficiencies. Only when I reached the photos in the book did I fully understand these were barely even bicycles as we know them.
It's incredible to think that not only was this group of four embarking on a pioneering cycling trip with camping gear, on single-speed bikes built in the 1890s, traveling many miles over hills and very difficult unpaved roads, but that two of them were riding these!
I'm planning a trip to see one in real life soon.
Read this bit first
I'm making a true-story graphic novel...