Cycling on the Titanic

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The exercise cycles on the Titanic were of the Hutchens-Hamilton "Home Trainer" type, popular in Edwardian times for static cycles races.

The " Titanic " Loss.
Much has been written of the luxurious appointments of the ill-fated " Titanic." The huge physical culture department included two home trainers of the Hutchins-Hamilton [sic] type, so popular in cycling circles. The pattern is that with the large dial facing the pedaller, a pointer revolving clockwise around the edge, on which are marked figures denoting the miles covered.  - Cycling, 25 April 1912

Lawrence Beesley and a friend who came to see him off at Southampton, try out the new "his and hers" trainer cycles on the Titanic (Illustrated London News); A builders' photo of the gymnasium on the Olympic with the cycles at far right (Harland & Wolff);  One of the cycles still visible on the wreck.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2021) Cycling on the Titanic ( ref: #22048, published 15 May 2021, generated 11th June 2021 10:02:35 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/cycling-on-the-titanic.html