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Newman assured George that even though he was getting a little older, there was no

chance of retirement in the near future.  He found the roads in France much better than

those in Spain; also found the French much more interested in supporting tourism than

the Spanish.  George recommended the region to other voyagers.

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In the company of his daughter, Hilary, who rode Bessie, the two rode to the Passion

Play, which they enjoyed thoroughly.

Saroyan, William.  The bicycle rider in Beverly Hills.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons,


In this autobiography the author credits his youthful association with bicycling as a

defining aspect of his life and career.  In addition to riding for pleasure, he worked as a

bicycle messenger delivering telegrams for three years.


a’Green, George.  This great club of ours:  the story of the CTC.  London: The Cyclists’ Touring

Club, 1953.  {1596528}

Betts, John Rickards, “The technological revolution and the rise of sport, 18501900.” Mississippi Valley Historical Review, XL (September, 1953), 231256.

One aspect of the interest in sport relates to the urban masses and their desire for an opportunity to enjoy nature and rural America, made possible by bicycling.

Newman, Bernard (1897-1968).  Ride to Rome.  London: Jenkins, 1953.  {5384085}

This is his second ride with daughter Hilary, who rode “Bessie” while Newman continued with George.  They traveled one thousand miles across France and the French Riviera to Italy and then on to Rome.  Very few references to either World Wars, although he did visit the site of Mussolini’s death.

“Ragged Staff’ [Coley, Rex].  Joyous cycling.  London: John Long Limited, 1953. {30175676}


Newman, Bernard (1897-1968).  Berlin and back.  London: Jenkins, 1954.  {3961832}

Less outspoken than some of his earlier books, Newman travels once again with Hilary to

ride from the English Channel to Berlin, through Jutland to West Germany.  Not

permitted to ride across East Germany they go by plane to Berlin.   They return to the

Channel via Belgium.


Duthie, James.  I cycled into the Artic Circle.  Stockwell, 1955.  {30173301}

Nettis, Joseph.  “Europe via the hostel route.”  National Geographic (July, 1955), 124-154.

Newman, Bernard (1897-1968).  Still flows the Danube.  London: Herbert Jenkins, 1955.  

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