National Cycle Collection

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How big is a Penny Farthing's wheel? And just how uncomfortable were those early bikes compared with today's hi-tech versions? Journey through the lanes of cycle history and see bicycles from 1819, such as the Hobby Horse, Boneshakers and Penny Farthings up to the most modern Raleigh cycles of today. See historic shop replicas including early lamp collections. Photographs, posters and enamel signs from days gone by. The Dunlop tyre story. Cycles through the ages on video. Displays on past racing stars such as Tom Simpson, Barry Hoban, Bill Bradley, Billie Dovey, Barry Clarke and George Fleming. Bicycle collections from the National Cycle Museum, Tom Norton, David Higman, Raleigh and more. Over 250 machines on display at any one time with a similar number held in the reserve collection or awaiting conservation and preparation for display, all with a story to tell.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

March - October: Open 5 days a week.
10am - last admission 4pm
November - Marcfh variable.
Please ring for details, available 24 hrs a day.

Admission charges

Adults: £4 Senior Citizens: £3.00
Children: £2.00
Group rates available

Collection details

Land Transport

Key artists and exhibits

  • Tom Simpson
  • Barry Hoban
  • Bill Bradley
  • Billie Dovey
  • Barry Clarke
  • George Fleming
  • Tom Norton
  • David Higman
  • Raleigh
  • Dunlop

National Cycle Collection
The Automobile Palace
Temple Street
Llandrindod Wells




01597 825531

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