Anglo-Boer War.
A special ‘War Cycle’ was built for use on railway lines, and a
prototype of this 8-man bicycle can be seen at Fort Klapperkop Museum.
It was introduced into South Africa by the Royal Australian Cycle Corps
and had a detachable rim which was fitted to the pneumatic tires,
enabling it to be used on rails. When the rim was removed the bicycle
could be used on normal roads.