Novelist H.G. Wells was a cyclist before the peak of the bicycle craze in 1896 and continued to ride until at least 1901 when he and his second wife went on a cycling tour of the southern counties. In letters to family and friends, H.G. Wells drew cartoons, which he dubbed “picshuas”. The “picshua” below is of Bits and Bins on their Humber tandem. Bits and Bins are the names H.G. Wells and his second wife used between each other: Amy Catherine Robbins was Bits.
The “picshua” below was sent in an 1895 letter to A. Morley Davies, a classmate of Wells from his days at South Kensington College.