A very good book on the largely forgotten role of Canadian cyclists in the Great War. Forgotten no longer, we can now understand that the cyclists played a big role in the Hundred Days [campaign] in helping develop the Canadian Corps’ new concept of combined arms warfare.
J.L. Granatstein, author of The Greatest Victory: Canada’s One Hundred Days, 1918
An important foray into an under-explored aspect of the First World War. The bicycle was a ubiquitous piece of equipment in most armies of the period, and yet we often seem not to notice it. Hopefully the book will stimulate further inquiry into a key mode of early twentieth-century transportation in a military-historical context.
— Andrew Iarocci, Professor in the Department of History at Western
Even military history buffs may not be aware that five Canadian cyclist companies were created as part of Canada’s contribution to the First World War … This highly readable account of the Canadian Cyclists is supplemented with an extraordinary collection of period photographs.
Aldona Sendzikas, Associate Professor, Department of History, UWO, author of Stanley Barracks: Toronto’s Military Legacy