Cyclists' camp at Alexandra Palace, 1884.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Plate taken from the Illustrated London News. The cyclists' camp, described by the ILN as 'one of the greatest sights for Londoners on a bank holiday', was a meeting for members of London's cycle clubs, held at Alexandra Palace on Whit Monday. Although the 'safety bicycle had been introduced by this point, it does not feature: the majority of the cycles are tricycles, some the penny-farthing and tandems are also evident. The camp ended with camp fire activities, including the 'procesion' shown on the bottom left of the engraving.