The day the bicycle was invented – level 3


The invention of the bicycle was a gradual process that took place over several decades, with contributions from various inventors and engineers. However, one of the key dates in this process is considered to be June 12, 1817, when Baron Karl von Drais of Germany invented the first version of the bicycle.

The first bicycle had no pedals and was propelled by the rider’s feet pushing off the ground. The bicycle was able to travel at a speed of 13 km per hour.

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

Difficult words: pedal (a part of a bicycle which you push with your feet), propel (to make a machine move).

What was the original version of the bicycle like and how did it differ from modern bicycles?


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