Hussars at a Bicycle Race

Started by steve_holmes_11, 10 May 2022, 08:03:03 PM

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May 6th.

Giro D'Italia begins in Budapest Hungary.
The article below includes a film clip of five Hussars riding alongside the race for a short while.

https://www.eurosport.com/cycling/giro-d-italia/2022/what-a-sight-wild-moment-riders-with-swords-on-horses-steal-attention-at-giro-d-italia-2022_sto8913441/

fred.

How cool!

How mad!

Horses just managed to get into the lead (but then again he was waving a sword!)
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QuoteHow cool!

How mad!

Horses just managed to get into the lead (but then again he was waving a sword!)
Riders have been disqualified for less during a final sprint.


steve_holmes_11

Can anybody identify the regiment being cosplayed / reenacted?

John Cook

Rule writers note, a hussar is faster than a cyclist, but only slightly.

Chris Pringle

Somewhere on my shelves I have a German military manual circa 1938 which states that bicycle infantry can cover more miles per day than cavalry. (However, it notes that the cyclists will be exhausted at the end of the day but the cavalrymen will not.)

fred.

An interesting clip to show the differences / similarities in speed. 

My own experience of cycling and horses, is that horses being walked on the road, are very slow compared to cycling. And even a small cart going at a fair trot was a little slower than me cycling. 

I've got half a recollection that for strategic movement marching and riding were very similiar in speed, but the infantry would be much more tired at the end of the day. 

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Quote from: John Cook on 13 May 2022, 11:59:38 AMRule writers note, a hussar is faster than a cyclist, but only slightly.

Now have cyclists ride in the field.
I have neither the time or the crayons to explain why you are wrong.