Interested in Cycling and/or Design?
Published 3rd December 2015
See the Design Museum’s Cycle Revolution exhibition. It celebrates the diversity of contemporary cycling in Britain from every day commuting to Olympic level competition and looks at where design and innovation may take the riders of the future.
Highlights of the bikes on display include:
- Sir Bradley Wiggins’s 2015 Hour Record bike and 2014 World Championship Time Trial bike
- A number of Team Sky’s Pinarellos from the 2015 Tour de France, as well as kit and equipment from the team’s 2015 Tour de France win
- Sir Chris Hoy’s Great Britain Cycling Team London 2012 Olympic Track bike
- The Lotus Type 108 ridden by Chris Boardman at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games
- Eddy Merckx’s 1972 Hour Record bike
- Francesco Moser’s 1984 Hour Record bike, loaned for the exhibition from the personal collection of Sir Bradley Wiggins
- The earliest prototype Brompton in existence
- A 1978 Breezer Series 1
- A 1969 Raleigh Chopper.
- Bike builder’s workshop – showing the tools, materials and skills that combine to create a bespoke machine. Six independent British bike builders are profiled - Donhou Bicycles, Toad Custom Cycles, Hartley Cycles, Robin Mather Cycles, Mercian Cycles and Shand Cycles.
- High profile cyclists including Lord Norman Foster and Sir Paul Smith discuss their passion for cycling and hopes for its future in the closing film.