BIGGEST MONSTROSITY: The Vim Tyres Tricycle, photographed in Brighton.
“In no industry, perhaps, have manufacturers so sought to bring their particular wares to the notice of the public by such novel and startling devices as in cycle-making. Such intense earnestness for something entirely new and attractive has been the cause of many curious creations in cycledom…
What is certainly the biggest monstrosity the cycling world has ever seen is the mammoth tricycle seen in our first photograph… It made many trips, and our photograph shows the machine and its eight riders on their arrival at Brighton.”
From Strand magazine, 1899.