Saturday, 1 August 2015

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Bicycle

Coventry Transport Museum


1879 Lawson Bicyclette made in Sussex (front)
and
1885 Rudge Penny Farthing made in Rudge Factory, Crow Lane, Coventry (back)


Coventry is the birthplace of the British Cycle and Motor industry.
In 1888 Rover Safety Bicycle (below)
was made by John Kemp Starley's Rover Company in Coventry.
This bicycle is considered to be the first modern bicycle
and is one of the most important inventions of the past 200 years.



As you can see, Coventry Transport Museum 
has a comprehensive collection of bicycles.



The museum is free and you can spend as much time as 
you like looking at the bicycles as well as
everything you ever wanted to know about 
Coventry's rich motor industry.


I couldn't leave out these bright
red wheels on the velocipede (below)
known in Britain as the
'Boneshaker' because it was so uncomfortable to ride.


I've visited the museum many times and used one of their 
displays in CDP's 'Revolution' Theme Day back in May.

For more bicycle photographs from members of 
City Daily Photo, please follow the link - HERE.



20 comments:

wilf said...

Very interesting, nice post!

The Greenockian said...

Looks like a great place!

William Kendall said...

Quite a collection. I'd enjoy a visit to this museum!

The History Anorak said...

I had no idea that the penny farthing came from Coventry! It looks like an interesting museum. Worth a trip from here some day.

Stephanie said...

Very interesting. Nice slice of history on bicycles. Great post!

RedPat said...

This is a very wonderful post for the theme!

Petrea Burchard said...

Oh my, I'll bet you got excited when you heard what the theme was going to be!

Julie said...

Very beautiful equipment, immaculately maintained. I agree about the importance of the invention of the bicycle.

magiceye said...

Would love to visit this museum someday!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

On my goodness! J'adore your selection of bicycles for the theme Lauren, as a lover of all things vintage they win hands down!

Halcyon said...

This was the perfect theme day for you! Love this look around the bicycle museum. I'd love to visit it myself.

cieldequimper said...

That's sort of what I was looking for... in vain! This is fantastic!

Loire Daily Photo said...

I love those old bikes though I don't know how long I'd manage to stay on one!

Birdman said...

Interesting 1st image. You covered the theme.

Kay said...

What a nice museum! Truly worth the visit...and great shots, too!

Linda said...

Nice shots... round and round and round!

Sharon Anck said...

What a wonderful tour of this museum you've given us. Great photos.

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! You certainly nailed the bicycle theme! GREAT!

Mo said...

What a great place

Jack said...

I can't believe that I didn't get here on Theme Day. You have some nice historic cycles to show off. Lovely and informative.