Cycle Museum invites families to draw bikes as National Cycle Collection opens for April

By Culture24 Reporter | 11 April 2013

Children are being invited to draw some of the oldest bicycles in Wales in a series of free activity sessions taking place at the National Cycle Collection in Powys.

A photo of various bikes inside a museum
Housed in a building grandly known as The Automobile Palace, the Collection is home to hundreds of beautiful bikes, from the instantly recognisable wheels of Penny Farthings to Hobby Horses and Boneshakers.

The residents date back almost 200 years, but modern Carbon Fibre designs also catch the eye among the extensive floor displays.

Bygone racing stars, George Nightingale – who rode 25 miles in less than an hour in 1938 – and the story of the Dunlop tyre are some of the themes flanking the mock-up historic street at the heart of the Collection.

  • Open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm (10am-4.15pm April 13 only). Visit cyclemuseum.org.uk for details of opening dates and times after April 30 2013. Follow the museum on Twitter @cyclemuseum.

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A photo of various bikes inside a museum
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