The National Cycle Museum
The National Cycle Museum is one of the most prominent cycle museums in the world. It contains lots of unique and rare examples of cycle production starting from an 1816 Hobby Horse and up to the latest carbon-fibre designs.
The museum was opened in 1997 by Mr Tom Norton and contains over 260 cycles from different periods. Now its exhibits are participators of many big events including Hampton Court Palace, The Royal Welsh Show, The Cycle Show and others. The museum has also been shown on National TV.
In addition to cycle exhibits the museum also presents to the public lots of cycle memorabilia: photos, posters, club badges, silverware, lamps, signs, tools, maps, magazines and a special Sturmey Archer exhibition.
The museum offers many conveniences for its visitors: free parking, on–line archive library, kid's area with plenty of activities.
It is surely the place one should visit. The surrounding atmosphere will take you back to the period of two-hundred-year time. You will experience how the bicycle was made in the past, what people wore and different kinds of cycles such as lightweight cycles, tricycles, racing and mountain bikes, roadsters, stunt bikes, recumbents and much and much more interesting.