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Video: Learn the history of the bicycle in under 70 seconds

If you’re after a history of the bicycle in under 70 seconds - and who isn’t? - look no further that this charming video from the Copenhagen based design and animation outfit Visual Artwork.

You might the the velocipede is a relatively simple construction, but you’ll be surprised to see just how much its design has changed since its invention in the 19th Century.

 

Cycling world toasts father of the modern bicycle JK Starley, born 158 years ago today

Figures from the world of cycling have today been toasting the memory of John Kemp Starley, father of the modern bicycle, born this day in 1854. Flowers have been left on his grave inn Coventry together with the words, “Thanks for introducing the world to the Rover Safety bicycle. Love. Cyclists everywhere.”

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