Why is a Velo named a Velo?

Hi, I was texting a friend on my iPhone and the iPhone autocompleted the word VELO as VELOCITY.

Do you see what I see? Velo - City? :nuts:

Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone knew why was a Velo named a Velo, since the other names make sense, like City, First, Day, Work, Part Time etc but Velo is not an English word, or at least not one that I can find in my dictionary.

Looking forward to your speculations, or if someone really knows why, do share!

Thank you.
 

Livia1

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Velo (from velox) in Latin can mean fast, speed etc. so it could be because of the long strap it's easier to move 'fast' with a Velo.

And in french it means Bike. And a Velo would be practical to carry when on a bike.
 

mandalay371

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velo (from velox) in latin can mean fast, speed etc. So it could be because of the long strap it's easier to move 'fast' with a velo.

And in french it means bike. And a velo would be practical to carry when on a bike.
good explaination, good to learn
 

cat1967

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Velo means bicycle in French. This is the reason it is worn cross body cause postmen in France used to wear bags like that and they used to distribute mail on their bikes.
 

eggpudding

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Cute thread :amuse: I've always wondered too - I love the sound of the word, and I really need a Velo myself!
 

hishappygirl

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such a good question, and answer! thanks so much, am awaiting first velo, and have been pondering same thing :biggrin: