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DIARY OF COMING ENGAGEMENTS.

- THE GENTLE ANARCHIST.

. PERFIDIOUS LANCASHIRE.

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The correspondent who supplies ua with a report of the sad cycling accident at Gresford suggests the erection of several danger signals in that district. These would no doubt be valuable for the warning of incautious riders, but in these days, when cycling has become so general, would it not be advisable for those who undertake the exacting duty of teaching the art of bicycling to give some general advice to the novice as to judging gradients ? We cannot expect every cyclist to scan an incline with a surveyor's precision as to the exact number of inches or feet of a rise or fall, but a rider, before being trusted out alone, ought in all reason to be capable of discerning the difference between a level and an angle of forty-five degrees. The road where the un- fortunate Liverpool gentleman came to grief twists down the hillside in a precipitous course, proclaiming at a glance danger to the expe- rienced eye. If cyclists would only exercise common prudence and commonsense, they would know that when they reach the brow of a hill, and see an expansive vale stretched out beneath them, if they ride on a few yards they must inevitably descend. It seems absurd that, in this age of universal encyclopaedic knowledge possessed by every schoolboy, such a simple fact should require reiteration, yet there are numberless cyclists who think and observe so little that they would almost ride down the roof of a house, if they found them- selves on the summit, with no danger signal confronting them.

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