Like their British counterparts, most Canadian Cyclists rode 24-inch Birmingham Small Arms Company (B.S.A.) Mark IV bicycles in the Great War. Standard issue were clips for mounting a .303 Hotchkiss Portable Machine Gun “over the handlebar (for short distances when going into action)” and another for carrying the gun “through the frame for long distances, on the march.” Source: Skennerton, Ian. “Pedal Power: The British Military Bicycle.” Arms & Militia Collector 5, No. 2 (1991).