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CYCLING. The Cycling "Season." I Although the bicycle is used now all the year round, the. otd idea that there if a "season" for it is still in one's mind. The British nature. rlllb to "seasons." Can anyone tell us why marbles is a popular game at orw time of the year and not- at. another, or why hoops must only be trundled at certain time;- and not at other-.? Cycling's summer popularity dates from the days when cycling was purely a pastime, a sport or a hobby. t'p to three years aeo it was the correct thing to get the new bicycle in the spring. The war has prov- ed that the bicycle is something more than a toy. It i5 the cheap, st and handiest way of getting about. It is stated that Sir Neville Chamberlain proposes to star the cycle trade as one of the necessary industries of the country because of this. Th,, bicycle has no longer a e-ason." It has solved many a difficult transit pro- blem. It employs no labour beyond that of its rider- it demand no foreign import for its propulsion. It is an all-British to the last nut. So the fetish of the cycling '-season" is one that might well he dropped, al. though I fear that we shall continue to make the old machine serve through the winter and wait till the spring before buying a new one. For, after all, the winter mud may as weil splash the old "jigger." It seems a shame to criit the glorious beauty of a new bicycle wi-h superflous road. The Bicycle in Agriculture. Th- bicycle has made quite a revolution in rural iiie. In t-on-iderinst, as every thinking man is doing to-day. how we can increase the food production of the coun- try, the labour problem stands first, and the bicycle is proving a help in that, for,-by its means, farm- workers can be drawn from a much wider area. It is no effort for a man to ride half-a-dozen miles to his work and back again. Let me put it in the nutshell of a simple question. Whether would you walk two miles or ride six. I know-many cases of delicate girls who could not possibly walk half-a-dozen miles who will think nothing of riding to a market town ten miles off and back again to do some shopping. To a hardy farm hand the effort b much Ie-55. Again. the farmer with a bicyc'e can get over his land quicker, for there is this important point which non-cyclists rarely realise- that you can ride a. bicycle anywhere that a marr can walk. Givsn a field path and there is a track for a bicycle I don't suggest that a bicycle is an ideal in- strnment. for getting over » ploughed field, but, used with common-sense, a bicycle can save hours per week to a f i-mer And don't forget the fundamental point, that a bicycle costs nothing to keep and nothing to run.



I Rheumatism-Kidney Trouble.

I Knighton Guardians.1


Appeal Tribunal.

Builth Allotments. I

Late Mr J. R. James, Builth.


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Colwyn Rural Tribunal.