A new exhibition at the Rapha Cycle Club in London traces cycle racing back through the last century with 12 road bikes ranging from early 20th Century fixed-wheel racers to the latest carbon superbikes.
There is a racing bike for every decade of the last 100 years, allowing the enthusiast to see how bike technology has developed over the years.
Highlights include a BSA Path Racer from 1901, the original Cannondale CAAD3 ridden by Mario Cipollini when he crashed out of Stage 1 of the 1998 Tour, and Lance Armstrong’s Trek which he rode in the mountain stages of the 2005 Tour de France.
The exhibition runs until next Thursday - 29 July - at the Rapha Cycle Club, London at 146-148 Clerkenwell Road EC1. Entry is free and the Club is open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 8 pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
The bikes on show are:
- 1901 BSA Path Racer
- 1912 CENTAUR Lightweight Road Racer
- 1928 FONTAN Tour De France
- 1938 POZZI
- 1947 CIMATTA
- 1951 BIANCHI Paris-Roubaix
- 1969 PEUGEOT Record du Monde
- 1977 GIOS TORINO GT Super Record
- 1989 RALEIGH Systeme U
- 1998 CANNONDALE CAAD3
- 2005 TREK OCLV 5.9 US Postal
- 2010 FELT Garmin Transitions F1 SL Team Bike