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Bilston Craft Gallery

finishes 23 July.

"Wolverhampton was once a major centre for bicycle manufacture among the most well-known companies were Sunbeam, Vikings Cycles Ltd, Star, Wearwell and Villers.

Sunbeam eventually made the transition from bicycles to motorcar manufacture leading to the company breaking the land speed record in 1927 building the first car to travel at more than 200 mph.

On display at the gallery in Mount Pleasant are five bicycles from these important manufacturers; the Penny Farthing, the Golden Sunbeam, Viking Cycles Ltd and a custom-made bicycle from J Green. You can also see a racing bicycle belonging to one of Britain’s greatest-ever, professional cyclists and four-times World Champion, Hugh Porter, alongside an array of his winning medals.

These important manufacturers were essentially inventors as well as designers. They developed bicycles with extra-design features, which helped to progress the ingenuity of cycling technology."

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