If you’re looking for an inspiring tale, it’s hard to top that of Annie Kopchovsky, who left her home in 1894 to cycle around the world on her 42-pound Columbia bicycle. Not only did she circle the earth within 15 months, claiming the title of first woman to bike around the globe, but she also earned $5,000 en route – a small fortune for the time – and proved to a skeptical public just what a woman was capable of.
The website Annie Londonderry (Annie agreed to go by the last name to promote a product) tells more about her life and you can also order the book about her story, Around The World on Two Wheels.
17th January 2012 at 4:11 am #
Hi there! Just came across your post on Annie Londonderry. Thanks for featuring her!
I’m making a documentary about Annie Londonderry, based on Peter’s book. I’m in post-production, and I hope to have the film ready for the world to see by this summer!
For news, updates, and upcoming screening informtion, follow the film on twitter @thenewwomanfilm or on FB at http://on.fb.me/yo4HCg
10th October 2022 at 10:29 am #
Thanks again for the post. Really Great.
24th October 2022 at 4:17 pm #
16th November 2022 at 2:25 am #
Major thankies for the post. Awesome.
16th November 2022 at 3:58 pm #
Major thanks for the blog.Much thanks again. Really Cool.
29th November 2022 at 1:09 am #
Really appreciate you sharing this post. Much obliged.
2nd January 2023 at 10:15 am #
This is a topic that’s close to my heart… Take care! Where can I find the contact details for questions?