1839 – Macmillan

1839 – Macmillan.

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A newer development for the bike came a few years later, in 1839.
K. Macmillan, a Scottish blacksmith made the first kind of pedals to the wheels of the bicycle to propel the bike.
He connected the pedals with connecting rods and levers on the rear axle.

With this bike he made many trips.
On one of these trips he had, when he wanted to avoid a crowd, hit a girl.
For this he was fined five shillings on June 6, 1840 due to dangerous driving.
This was the first fine in history which was distributed to a cyclist.

 

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