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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:33 am 
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This is a bit of a brain fart, so excuse me, but is there a cycling museum anywhere in the UK? I mean somewhere that contains old victorian bikes/inventions right through to the mountain bikes we are rebuilding?

If not, wouldnt it be great to have somewhere you could go to see these machines and even better, a little test track to ride them around.

See, told ya it was a brain fart.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:25 am 
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http://www.cyclemuseum.org.uk/


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:39 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:02 am 
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Mark Hall Cycle Museum in Harlow

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:25 am 
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Snowshill Manor in the Cotswolds has a collection of really old Penny Farthing and Hobby Horse machines. It's not a bike museum by any stretch, but it would be a nice ride out there and the house itself is really interesting, full of weird collections.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:52 am 
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We'll have one in The Netherlands this year... :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:25 pm 
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thanks guys but that doesnt stop the brain fart - - what we need is a cycle mueseum for retrobikers. something with a little test track loop where you can try the slingshot the bowTi and the amp, see how they feel then return them. Or is that just the national retrobike meet? ha.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:15 pm 
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Drumlanrig has a (albeit small) cycle museum and some rather nice trails.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:12 pm 
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Went to the one in Llandrindod Wells this year . Good collection of bikes and insight into history . Some crazy inventions in the early days . Only a few mtbs though . And sadly for you , no test track :( looking at some of the bikes though , that's not a bad thing . :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:23 pm 
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Its not mentioned properly on this website but Stockwood Park has a excellent collection of early bicycles, carriages, cars etc. Great place for kids too.

http://www.lutonculture.com/stockwood-discovery-centre/


Always regret not buying a mint 1904 Pedersen bitd 1990. Worth a few quid now.


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