The Terrible Swede

Bicycles were being used by women and I wanted to try the fad. From the start I have been in love with wheeling.

TILLIE  ANDERSON

Tillie Anderson was a road and track cyclist. Tillie, a Swedish immigrant and, from all accounts, an extremely strong-willed individual, outpaced the best of the best on the wheel, with times that are still impressive today.Tillie was 20 years old when the League of American

Wheelmen recognized her as the best woman cyclist in the world. In June 2000 – 105 years later – Tillie was posthumously inducted into the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame, an undisputed champion and a true pioneer in women’s athletics.

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The Terrible Swede

TILLIE  ANDERSON

Tillie Anderson was a road and track cyclist. Tillie, a Swedish immigrant and, from all accounts, an extremely strong-willed individual, outpaced the best of the best on the wheel, with times that are still impressive today.Tillie was 20 years old when the League of American Wheelmen 

recognized her as the best woman cyclist in the world. In June 2000 – 105 years later – Tillie was posthumously inducted into the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame, an undisputed champion and a true pioneer in women’s athletics.

Tillie Anderson was a road and track cyclist. Tillie, a Swedish immigrant and, from all accounts, an extremely strong-willed individual, outpaced the best of the best on the wheel, with times that are still impressive today.Tillie was 20 years old when the League of American Wheelmen recognized her as the best woman cyclist in the world. In June 2000 – 105 years later – Tillie was posthumously inducted into the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame, an undisputed champion and a true pioneer in women’s athletics.

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Tillie & Phillip

Biography & legacy

Tillie was a brave and independent women who inspired many. Her impact on the sport of bicyclying cannot be understated.
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Tillie in Chicago February 1896 JPEG

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Tillie on Thistle facing forward

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