Catherine Pringle is hardly the first cyclist to develop a set of rules for cycle touring. She is simply following in a long tradition that stretches back to Paul de Vivie, the Frenchman who first coined the term cyclotouriste.
De Vivie (1853-1930), the founder in 1889 of the magazine Le Cycliste, was an early advocate of cycle touring. Writing under the pen name Vélocio, he wrote vividly about his many tours. [Read more…]