Many of our modern day sports were created a long time ago. Bicycling, croquet, lawn tennis, roller skating, horseback riding, and water activities are examples of some of the popular sports in the Victorian Era. The Victorian Era was the era that many sports were intoroduced into the world. 

The Bicycle

The bicycle was invented in the 1880's. The original bike had the large wheel in front and the smaller wheel in back. After a few years of debating, they decided that women should ride tricycles instead of the regular two wheeled bike. They made this change because riding the other kind of bike was very difficult to ride with a long skirt. Women started to wear short skirts but commentators thought it was threatening to womens morals. and reputation. So 1889 they invented a bicycle that had two wheels of equal size so that it was suitable for everybody.