Cycle event at Abbey Station
17 Jun 2021
by Katy Rink

Picture credit Margrit Turpin: Two of the old bicycles to be featured in the 'Over a Century of Cycling' event - a 1921 Ray and a Sunbeam 1917 - captured at The Onslow Steam Rally a few years ago

Over a Century of Cycling: A display of Bicycles from Victorian Times to the Present Day

For all those interested in the history of the bicycle, a new event at Abbey Station on Sunday, August 15, will celebrate life on two wheels. 

'Over a Century of Cycling' has been organised by the Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust and will feature a display of bicycles from Victorian Times to the present day, together with advertising posters and manufacturer's specifications. 

Organisers already have a number of entries of ancient cycles and a display of posters, including some illustrating the types of commercial cycles which have been available for more than 100 years. 

The event will run from 10 am until 4 pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed to Shrewsbury & Railway Heritage Trust. 

Abbey Station can be found at 192a Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6AH

  • If you have an interesting cycle you would like to display, please telephone Terence Turpin on (01743) 242942

Over a Century of Cycling event poster