Cycle Revolution

London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution at the London Design Museum celebrates cycling in all its glory. The exhibition has a vast array of bicycles from cargo bikes, every day commuters to World and Olympic level racing machines.

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The Cycle Revolution exhibition has been split into four categories of rider’s to display the current state of bicycle design and what the future could bring. The categories of rider’s were High Performers, Thrill Seekers, Urban Riders and Cargo bikers. However there are also a few vintage bicycles on display that continue to shape the future of some of the more modern machines on display such as Hour Record bicycles from Eddy Merckx and Francesco Moser and early folding bicycles from Brompton and Moulton.

The High Performers section has a great series of infographic’s that show you what it takes to win the Tour de France and how much organisation is needed. The evolution of the cycling jersey and some great videos from some of High Performers on display.

Martyn Ashton’s modified Mojo Nicolai Geometron that he used in the YouTube video “Martyn Ashton – Back On Track” by Global Mountain Bike Network was on display in the Thrill Seekers section.

In addition to the four main categories the exhibition had a bike builders workshop, showing the tools, materials and skills needed to create a bespoke bicycle. In the workshop there were six profiles of Independent British bike builders, Donhou Bicycles, Toad Custom Cycles, Hartley Cycles, Robin Mather Cycles, Mercian Cycles and Shand Cycles.

A snippet of highlights of the bikes on display at Cycle Revolution include:

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins’s 2015 Hour Record bike and 2014 World Championship Time Trial 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
  • A 1969 Raleigh Chopper.

Cycle Revolution runs until 30 June 2016.

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Martyn Ashton’s modified Mojo Nicolai Geometron

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

David Millar’s S5 Cervélo Racing Bike

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Sir Bradley Wiggins’s 2015 Hour Record bike

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Eddy Merckx’s 1972 Hour Record bike

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Sir Chris Hoy’s Great Britain Cycling Team London 2012 Olympic Track bike

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

The Lotus Type 108 ridden by Chris Boardman at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Tom Donhou’s ‘100mph’ bicycle from Experiments in Speed

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

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Cycle Revolution London Design Museum

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