24th November, 2015
A new exhibition has just opened at the Design Museum in London, celebrating bicycles and the people who ride them. We hear it's absolutely tip top! The Guardian, Time Out and The Times all gave it brilliant reviews.
The exhibition 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 exhibition include Sir Chris Hoy's track bike from the 2012 Olympics, a number of record-breaking Bradley Wiggin's bikes, the earliest prototype Brompton in existence and a workshop that profiles a number of independent British bike producers, so you can see what goes into the making of a proper British bicycle... No wonder it's been referred to by one reviewer as 'bicycle porn'!
There's also a film of high-profile bike lovers sharing their hopes and dreams for cycling in the future including Norman Foster and Paul Smith. Be sure to check out the atrium of the museum, where you'll find the specially-commissioned Ben Wilson bicycle sculpture, the 1.5 gallery for cycling films, and the website for dates of cycling related talks and events happening in conjunction with the exhibition.