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Museum Admission

Dogs £Free
Carers £Free
groups £groups of maximum of 4 , during covid restrictions , are very welcome, flexible days/hours may be available , please contact us for details

Cards accepted with Sumup


Opening Times

Open Wednesday 2nd December 10am-3.30pm


CLOSED From 4th December until allowed to reopen by Welsh ASsembly


NO PREBOOKING REQUIRED BUT GROUP SIZES  NEED TO COMPLY WITH COVID REGULATIONS

 

 

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National Cycle Museum

The Automobile Palace
Temple Street
Llandrindod Wells
Powys - Mid Wales
LD1 5DL

Tel: 01597 825531
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The Ordinary/Penny Farthing

The invention in the 1870s of the metal-rimmed wheel with wire tension spokes introduced the next phase of bicycle design, the development of the high ordinary or ‘penny farthing.’ Front wheels could be constructed of a diameter only limited by the inside leg measurement of the rider. Tall cyclists with long legs had a built-in advantage!

Use of the ordinary was limited to athletic young men. Long distance tours were made and, in the 1880s round-the-world rides were accomplished. However, the ordinary is not for the faint-hearted.

Machines were developed in which the driven front wheel was reduced in diameter and a form of ‘gearing-up’ was introduced between the pedals and the wheel.

Geared-up chain drives, lever treadles and epicyclic hub gears were all tried and ‘geared front-drivers’ enjoyed a short vogue during the 1880s..

 

The National Cycle Museum is suitable for all ages, we have wheel chair and push chair access and disability toilets on site.
National Cycle Museum - Llandrindod Wells
National Cycle Museum

The Automobile Palace, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Mid Wales, LD1 5DL


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