"Spokeswomen" revisit legendary female globe-circling cyclist
Jess McCabe // 20 August 2006
Two US film makers have cycled from Boston to New York to raise money for a film about Annie ‘Londonderry’ Kopchovsky, the first woman to make it around the world on a bicycle.
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Bicycles, with their promise of mobility and pleasure, became synonymous with women’s lib, prompting Susan B. Anthony to say, “Bicycling has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride on a wheel. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance.”