1749, Turnpike riots because it's seen as another tax. People tore down turnpike gate. (Was this when turnpike fees were introduced? Don't think so.)
"A few days ago, a mare started from the fox and hounds in Tottenham-court road, to draw a single horse chaise, with a person in it, to Lincoln, in twenty hours, but performed the journey with ease, in nineteen hours and a quarter. The distance is upwards of 130 miles."