The day the bicycle was invented – level 2


The invention of the bicycle was a long process. It was several decades long. Many inventors and engineers helped during this process.

However, the most important date is June 12, 1817, when Baron Karl von Drais of Germany invented the first version of the bicycle.

The first bicycle had no pedals. The riders had to touch the ground with their feet to make the bicycle move. The bicycle was able to travel at a speed of 13 km per hour.

The first bicycle was popular with rich Europeans as a form of entertainment.

Difficult words: decade (10 years), inventor (a person who has new ideas for machines), pedal (a part of a bicycle which you push with your feet), entertainment (to make a machine move).

What other novel inventions and advances in technology have been supported by affluent individuals?


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