History: The time doctors made up the ailment 'Bicycle Face'

Women cyclists in the 19th century were told they risked ugliness if they strayed too far

Nineteenth-century men often went the extra mile to keep women ‘in their place’ — namely, trussed up in crinoline and in the kitchen — but this one’s a real humdinger.

In the 1890s, when cycling was all the rage, both men and women wiled away the hours atop their bicycles.