.Senior Citizens: £.4.00
Children 6-16: £.2.00
.groups £.discount for groups of 10+ visiting normal open days/times .
.groups £.minimum group booking charge of £50 if visit is out of normal open days/times
We regret we cannot accept debit or credit cards.
.Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
.Open all year
Open 10 am-2pm on Saturday 6th May
.Days can usually be flexible for large groups depending on availability of staff
National Cycle Museum
The Automobile Palace
Powys - Mid Wales
Tel: 01597 825531
. In the 1880s, cycling became a fad of major proportions in both the United States and Europe. By the 1890s the "Golden Age of Bicycles" had arrived, bicycling clubs for both men and women flourished on both sides of the Atlantic and touring and racing were the rage.
Men wore jackets and trousers which were adapted to the needs of cycling, having shorter jackets and knee-length trousers in combination with long woollen socks. Special cycling shoes could be bought which were light and pliable with smooth soles.
At first women wore their everyday long skirts but this often proved dangerous when they tangled with the chains or spokes. Soon special cycling clothing for the bicycling lady was introduced which included the divided skirt and the more extreme "bloomers".