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Bicycle Collection

"Bicycle: A Timeless Mode of Transportation and Recreation" From the charming canals of Amsterdam to the picturesque streets of Cornwall

Background imageBicycle Collection: Brompton Bicycle Vintage Style Advert

Brompton Bicycle Vintage Style Advert
Wyatt 9

Background imageBicycle Collection: Black and white image of an old bicycle by the Singel canal, Amsterdam

Black and white image of an old bicycle by the Singel canal, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

Background imageBicycle Collection: A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson

A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson
The Whitebait cycle, an ingenious contraption necessitated by the exorbitant charges for hire of boats at the seaside this season

Background imageBicycle Collection: Black and white imge of an old bicycle by the Singel canal, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Black and white imge of an old bicycle by the Singel canal, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

Background imageBicycle Collection: Police Officer / Children

Police Officer / Children
Police officer giving directions to three boys with a three person bicycle pointing in the opposite direction Transport

Background imageBicycle Collection: Mill Green, Broxted, Essex a81_00922

Mill Green, Broxted, Essex a81_00922
MILL GREEN, Broxted, Essex. A cyclist rests his tandem against the finger post / sign post at Mill Green in Broxted. A windmill stands in the background

Background imageBicycle Collection: Red bicycle by the Herengracht canal, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

Red bicycle by the Herengracht canal, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

Background imageBicycle Collection: Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy
THOMAS HARDY writer and cyclist, at his home at Max Gate, early 1920s

Background imageBicycle Collection: Games-Cycling-Bmx-Race

Games-Cycling-Bmx-Race
Athletes compete in the mens cycling BMX motos race at the 2015 European Games in Baku on June 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV

Background imageBicycle Collection: Cyclist on mountain bike, Honister Pass, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

Cyclist on mountain bike, Honister Pass, The Lake District, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBicycle Collection: Felixstowe Beach Hut

Felixstowe Beach Hut
Taking afternoon tea in a beach hut at Felixstowe, Suffolk, England

Background imageBicycle Collection: Penny Farthing Cyclists, Fowey, Cornwall. August 1992

Penny Farthing Cyclists, Fowey, Cornwall. August 1992
Approaching the Bodinnick Ferry are these penny farthing cyclists en route for Plymouth to raise funds for Macmillan Nursing Charity

Background imageBicycle Collection: Muscles used in cycling, 19th century

Muscles used in cycling, 19th century
Muscles used in cycling. Artwork from the tenth volume (second period of 1892) of the French popular science weekly La Science Illustree

Background imageBicycle Collection: A Selection of Ways to Ride a Penny Farthing Bicycle, 1881

A Selection of Ways to Ride a Penny Farthing Bicycle, 1881
Engraving showing a number of adventurous ways to ride a penny farthing bicycle; as demonstrated at a bicycle meeting held in Boston, USA, 1881

Background imageBicycle Collection: The Kino Cinema, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

The Kino Cinema, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
The Kino Cinema in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. This was the towns first cinema. Cycle racks for the use of patrons were a feature. circa 1935

Background imageBicycle Collection: Mr Frederick Witts with his penny farthing bicycle at his home in Bryncoch, Neath, Wales

Mr Frederick Witts with his penny farthing bicycle at his home in Bryncoch, Neath, Wales. 13th August 1966

Background imageBicycle Collection: Irish Street, Downpatrick

Irish Street, Downpatrick - a street scene looking downhill with people and horse vehicle and man with bicycle. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Down: Downpatrick). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageBicycle Collection: Tour De France, August 1951

Tour De France, August 1951
18th August 1951: A group of contestants racing in the Tour de France. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5381 - The Greatest Show On Earth - pub

Background imageBicycle Collection: Girl on a Bicycle, c. 1896 (w/c on paper)

Girl on a Bicycle, c. 1896 (w/c on paper)
GLS224029 Girl on a Bicycle, c.1896 (w/c on paper) by Crawhall, Joseph (1861-1913); 28.8x13.4 cm; Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Scotland; © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

Background imageBicycle Collection: Street art, Armenian Street, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia

Street art, Armenian Street, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia

Background imageBicycle Collection: Bicycle Made For Three - Continental Pneumatic Advert

Bicycle Made For Three - Continental Pneumatic Advert
Bicycle Made For Three - Continental Pneumatic Tyre Company (of Hanover, Germany) Advertisement. The pair at the rear of the bicycle appear to be contributing slightly less to the forward momentum as

Background imageBicycle Collection: Advertisement for De Dion Bouton Cycles

Advertisement for De Dion Bouton Cycles. 1925

Background imageBicycle Collection: Ballyholme, Bangor

Ballyholme, Bangor - a street view along Ballyholme Esplanade with horse vehicle and boy with bicycle. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Down: Bangor). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageBicycle Collection: Nicolsbasiliek, Amsterdam

Nicolsbasiliek, Amsterdam
Bikes on a canal and Nicols church in the background in Amsterdam

Background imageBicycle Collection: Bangladeshi rickshaw, side view

Bangladeshi rickshaw, side view

Background imageBicycle Collection: Radcliffe Camera with cyclist, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Radcliffe Camera with cyclist, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBicycle Collection: High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall. Early 1900s

High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The High Street, Falmouth showing George Eustice Stationers and the Post Office at No. 4. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imageBicycle Collection: Beach at Aldwick, 1890

Beach at Aldwick, 1890. Photographer W. P. Marsh. Photographic Collection, West Sussex Record Office, Ref. PH 3967

Background imageBicycle Collection: Old town, Lecce, Lecce province, Puglia, Italy, Europe

Old town, Lecce, Lecce province, Puglia, Italy, Europe

Background imageBicycle Collection: Advertisement, Bicycles & Tricycles

Advertisement, Bicycles & Tricycles
Advertisement, James Lillywhite, Frowd and Co, Bicycling, Cricket and Athletic Outfitters, Bicycles and Tricycles. 1880s

Background imageBicycle Collection: Main Street, Salisbury, North Carolina, USA

Main Street, Salisbury, North Carolina, USA. Date: circa 1905

Background imageBicycle Collection: Sunrise View of the Dom Tower and the Vismarkt-Choorstraat Along Oudegracht, Utrecht, Netherlands

Sunrise View of the Dom Tower and the Vismarkt-Choorstraat Along Oudegracht, Utrecht, Netherlands
The Dom Tower (Cathedral Tower) of Utrecht is the tallest church tower in the Netherlands and the Gothic-style tower is the symbol of the city

Background imageBicycle Collection: Warfield Hall, near Bracknell, residence of Mr W I Shard, 14 January 1928

Warfield Hall, near Bracknell, residence of Mr W I Shard, 14 January 1928

Background imageBicycle Collection: Dog - Yorkshire Terrier in bicycle basket

Dog - Yorkshire Terrier in bicycle basket
ME-2473 Dog - Yorkshire Terrier in bicycle basket Johan De Meester Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBicycle Collection: Cyclists ascending Honister Pass, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom

Cyclists ascending Honister Pass, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBicycle Collection: The 24 hour Bicycle Race at Herne Hill, 1892

The 24 hour Bicycle Race at Herne Hill, 1892
Photograph showing the Cyclists participating in the 24 hour Bicycle race at Herne Hill velodrome, on the 22nd July 1892, shortly before the start. The race was won by F.W

Background imageBicycle Collection: Advertisement for the Rover Safety Bicycle, 1885

Advertisement for the Rover Safety Bicycle, 1885
Advertisment for the Rover Safety Bicycle, built by Starley and Sutton of the Meteor Works, Coventry

Background imageBicycle Collection: Bicycle with basket and hollyhocks, Ars-en-Re, Ile de Re, Charente-Maritime

Bicycle with basket and hollyhocks, Ars-en-Re, Ile de Re, Charente-Maritime, France, Europe

Background imageBicycle Collection: Boy and Bicycle by the River Severn

Boy and Bicycle by the River Severn
A boy and his bicycle on the banks of the River Severn at Bewdley Bridge, Worcestershire. Photograph by Norman Synge Waller Budd

Background imageBicycle Collection: Bike on bridge & Canal, Amsterdam, Holland

Bike on bridge & Canal, Amsterdam, Holland Bike on bridge & Canal, Amsterdam, Holland jonarnold.tif 22

Background imageBicycle Collection: Border Terrier Dog In basket on bicycle

Border Terrier Dog In basket on bicycle
JD-17121e DOG - Border Terrier in bicycle basket John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBicycle Collection: Dursley-Pedersen Bike

Dursley-Pedersen Bike
The Dursley-Pedersen cantilever bicycle

Background imageBicycle Collection: Pigs Ride in Tandem 1898

Pigs Ride in Tandem 1898
Two pigs go for their honeymoon on a tandem bicycle - a comment on the current cycling craze

Background imageBicycle Collection: Penny Farthing Bicycle, Skipton, Yorkshire

Penny Farthing Bicycle, Skipton, Yorkshire
Man with a Penny Farthing Bicycle, Skipton, Yorkshire. 19th century

Background imageBicycle Collection: Poster, See Phillips First

Poster, See Phillips First -- a wonderful range of sports machines, ask here for free illustrated catalogue. Date: circa 1939

Background imageBicycle Collection: TARR STEPS

TARR STEPS
Tarr Steps, a Prehistoric stone bridge over the River Barle, near Dulverton, Somerset, England, said to have been placed there by the Devil to win a bet. Date: circa 1000 BC

Background imageBicycle Collection: Colourful bicycle rickshaws, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Asia

Colourful bicycle rickshaws, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Asia

Background imageBicycle Collection: State capitol in Boise, Idaho, late 1800s

State capitol in Boise, Idaho, late 1800s
Carriage traffic around Capitol Square in Boise, Idaho, circa 1890. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration




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"Bicycle: A Timeless Mode of Transportation and Recreation" From the charming canals of Amsterdam to the picturesque streets of Cornwall, bicycles have been a beloved means of travel and leisure for centuries. This black and white image captures the essence of an old bicycle resting by the Singel canal in Amsterdam, evoking a sense of nostalgia for simpler times. In contrast, a vibrant red bicycle stands proudly by the Herengracht canal, showcasing how this two-wheeled wonder has evolved with time. Its presence adds a pop of color to the historic surroundings, reminding us that cycling is not only practical but also visually captivating. Traveling back in time to August 1992 in Fowey, Cornwall, we witness penny farthing cyclists gracefully gliding through town. These vintage bicycles with their large front wheels symbolize an era when cycling was both daring and elegant. Switching gears to modern times, we find ourselves amidst an exhilarating BMX race. The adrenaline-fueled excitement on display as riders conquer challenging obstacles reminds us that cycling is not just about transportation; it's about pushing boundaries and embracing adventure. On another note entirely, William Heath Robinson's whimsical illustration depicts a comically complex contraption designed for catching something while riding a bicycle. It serves as a reminder that creativity knows no bounds when it comes to incorporating bikes into our lives. Returning once again to Amsterdam's Singel canal but now in black and white imagery, we are reminded that some things never change. The timeless beauty of this scene showcases how bicycles seamlessly blend into their surroundings while offering efficient mobility throughout history. Venturing across continents to Mill Green in Broxted, Essex brings forth images of police officers engaging with children on bikes – fostering community connections through shared experiences on two wheels. A quick stop at Felixstowe Beach Hut reveals beachgoers enjoying sunny days by pedaling along sandy shores – proving that bicycles bring joy even during leisurely moments.