National Cycle Collection

The National Cycle Collection in Llandrindod Wells is housed in the Automobile Palace, a 1909 car showroom converted into offices and a display area for bikes. The eclectic collection contains examples of the earliest two wheeled hobby horses, penny farthings, early “safety bicycles” and classic steel racing bikes before entering the modern era with one of Chris Boardman’s carbon Lotus bikes and Bruce Bursford’s Ultimate record breaking bike. In additon to the bikes on show, there are wall displays and cabinets crammed with cycling history.

National Cycle Collection – Penny Farthings by Mr L.C.

National Cycle Collection – by L.C.

National Cycle Collection – Anatomy of a bicycle (note the vintage bottles – bottom right) by L.C. 

National Cycle Collection – Light weights by Mr L.C. 

National Cycle Collection – Wheelchair accessible by Mr L.C.

National Cycle Collection – Raleigh collection by Mr L.C. 

National Cycle Collection – One of Chris Boardman’s bikes by L.C. 

National Cycle Collection – Mr L.C. looks at an earlier version of his own workplace – by L.C.

            Trying to master the Vittoria Margherita gear change.

National Cycle Collection – Hetchings with fancy lug work by L.C.

National Cycle Collection – I wish my modern rollers had a platform – by L.C.

National Cycle Collection – Dursley Pedersen by L.C.

National Cycle Collection – Flying Gate by L.C.

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A wannabe racing cyclist, dog owner, Apple geek and living with full time chronic pain.
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