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Visiting Wales? Why not visit the fabulous National Cycle Museum

Your next recommendation is the National Cycle Collection in Llandidrod Wells, Powys. The museum houses hundreds of cycles in period settings, including examples from 1819 through to the present day. It also displays rare components and accessories from this period. The National Cycle Collection is one of the most comprehensive and important in Europe and the museum displays some 250 machines at any one time, with a similar number held in the reserve collection.
Ever wondered 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 Carbon Fibre machines of today. Walk along their historic street complete with a country garage including bicycle shops. Lamp collections, photographs, posters and enamel signs are displayed to enhance the period in which the bicycles are set. The National Cycle Collection also presents a gallery area devoted to British Racing Stars displaying some of the many achievements during their racing career. Heroes such as Tom Simpson, 1965 World Champion, displays of photographs and memorabilia. The racing history of George Flemming which includes most of the events programmes which George took part in. Bicycle Magazine commissioned an oil painting in 1947 to celebrate George breaking the 2 hour 50 mile record. Reg Harris, champion of the 1950/60's, is represented by photographs and posters. The British Olympic team 1948, by displays of feeding bottles, programmes, arena tickets and of course the silver medal won by the team. The Harry Quinn cycle of Bill Bradley, the 1959/60 Milk Race Champion is on display - not forgetting the Yellow Jerseys he won. Cups and posters are also here. The collection has on display various original drawings by Frank Patterson. These exhibits will delight both followers of the artist and those new to his work. The art of Tour riding is well covered by Jeremy Mallard, the well known cycling artist. and his paintings help to give sense to the achievements of our cycling heroes. All this and much much more for just £5 for an adult, £4 for senior citizens and £2 for children 4-16! This is a must for lovers of everything to do with cycling. Many new exhibits and special events that you may have to make more than one visit! For the full address and directions click here.
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