Exhibition will last six month and bring together 'definitive bicycles' as well as exploring cycle sub-cultures

The Design Museum plans major celebration of bicycles

Next September, the London-based Design Museum will launch a major exhibition dedicated to the bicycle, running six months.

The celebration, yet to be titled, will run until February and will bring together a range of the definitive bicycles of our times as well as exploring cycling subcultures and the impact of the quest to achieve greater performance has had on bicycle design.

Trailing the exhibition in a press statement, the Design Exhibition said: "Britain is in the midst of an explosion of interest in bicycles and bicycling at every level, from every day commuting to Olympic level competition. It’s a phenomenon which is changing the way that we use our towns and cities.

"It is driving a wave of creative innovation for mass market cycling, and has also resulted in a surge of craftsman bicycle makers working by hand to tailor machines to the precise specifications of their users. The results are beautiful as well as ingenious."

The exhibition will launch on September 9th 2015 (press review on September 8th) and closing February 28th 2016. There’s also a Transport category in the Museum’s ‘Designs of the Year’ 2015 competition.


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