Cycling enthusiasts in the market for a home in the South West London suburb of Kew and who have around a million pounds to spend may find one vendor throwing in some rather unusual extras – an astonishing collection of bicycles and other objects that take up almost all the space in a Victorian house in the affluent suburb, on the market for £949,949.
According to estate agents Foxtons, the house can be purchased either empty, or with all the contents that currently form a rather eclectic museum that as far as we can tell from the pictures provided are mainly focused on the bicycle, although two-wheeled machines from down the ages are interspersed with a huge range of other weird and wonderful objects.
From what we can work out, the collection belongs to the Kew Tranpsort Museum, founded many years ago by one Mike Wilsdon (possibly from different premises near Kew Gardens), although its website seems to have disappeared.
We’re trying to get confirmation from Foxtons regarding the house’s history, but if you have any further details, please don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below. Meanwhile a full gallery of pictures from the house is available on the Foxtons website.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.