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Medals to the Cape Colony Cyclist Corps (CCCC) 1 week 2 days ago #69366

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I'm looking at those bikes and notice there are a variety of handle bar styles, no brakes and no gears. They must have been hard work to ride.
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Here's one "in the flesh" - Private William Henry Baasch, C.C.C.C. - original photo in the SA Library in Cape Town.





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No room for a water bottle with that modification!
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Here's one to another officer - died of illness





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Medals to the Cape Colony Cyclist Corps (CCCC) 1 week 2 days ago #69372

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djb wrote: A picture of the cyclists from Mahan.

These look like members of the Cyclist Section of the Duke of Edinburgh's Own Volunteer Rifles. The DEOVR wore a distinctive hatband of dark red and buff diagonal stripes at that time.
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Medals to the Cape Colony Cyclist Corps (CCCC) 1 week 1 day ago #69377

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Arthur,

That is well spotted. I only knew of the Tigers' hatband.
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