National Cycle Collection

National Cycle Collection

The National Cycle Museum (Welsh: Casgliad beicio cenedlaethol) for the UK is a collection of bicycles through the ages established in 1997, and located in Llandrindod Wells, Wales, United Kingdom. It contains around 250 bicycles from 1818 to 2018, including a large collection of penny farthings and solid tyred safety bicycles, as well as cycling books, accessories and paraphernalia.[1]

The building and site was known as The Automobile Palace, a project of bicycle shop owner Tom Norton who bought the site in 1906 for his expanding business.[2] The building was initially completed in 1911 in an Art Deco style and then tripled in size, to the same standard, in 1919. It has received a Grade II* heritage listing, being "an exceptionally early grid-pattern steel-framed building surviving largely unaltered".[3]

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  1. ^ "In pictures: National Cycle Museum". BBC News. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  2. ^ "A pioneer Welsh motor business". Motorsport Magazine. July 1963. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  3. ^ "The Automobile Palace". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 31 August 2017.

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Coordinates: 52°14′19″N3°22′27″W / 52.2386°N 3.3741°W / 52.2386; -3.3741

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