We really look forward to the end of the year when on the 18th of November a very interesting new exhibition on bicycles will open in the London-based Design Museum. Inspired by the new found interest in bicycles and cycling in Britain, which started somewhere in the beginning of this century, the museum felt the urge to focus on the craftsman bicycle makers, who tailor machines to the precise specifications of their users. Cycling has grown into a passion of many, having become a part of their identity – be it as a stylish way to get from A to B or as a fiercely competitive sport. Which will all be represented in the exhibition named ‘Cycle Revolution’: bringing together bicycles, clothing, accessories, equipment, film and photography to tell the powerful, personal and sometimes remarkable stories of cyclists and the machines that move them. We can’t wait to visit!
The last decade has seen a revolution in cycling, on a scale not witnessed in the United Kingdom since the Second World War. This explosion of interest in bicycles is changing the way in which we use our towns and cities.
The Design Museum in London was founded in 1989, located by the River Thames near Tower Bridge in the centre of the city. The museum covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. In 2007 the museum was listed by The Times newspaper as number two in their top five museums of the year. Deyan Sudjic is the current Director of the museum. He succeeded Alice Rawsthorn in 2006. Unlike most large London museums, the entrance is not free, as it is not subsidised by the UK Arts Council. For this reason it operates as a registered charity, and all funds generated by ticket sales aid the museum in putting new exhibitions together.
‘Cycle Revolution’ will run until the 30th of June 2016. The Design Museum is located at 28 Shad Thames, London.
For more information and to pre-order tickets see here.