The National Cycle Collection

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World Record holder, Bruce Bursford reached 334.6km/h on a treadmill on this bike in 1996 © National Cycle Collection

With almost half of the UK’s population owning or at least having access to a bike, cycling is not only a popular and healthy form of transportation, but a way of life. If you’re a cycling enthusiast or simply enjoy visually stimulating exhibitions, why not let the understated National Cycle Collection take you on a spectacular ride through the ages of cycling.

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Cleverly laid out to literally guide you through cycling history, the atmospheric exhibition begins as far back as 1819 with the Hobby Horse, Boneshakers and Penny Farthings. State of the art carbon fibre bikes are also on show to demonstrate the incredible process of development that has taken place over the centuries. The displays of bicycles are accompanied by photographs, posters and other period specific memorabilia to install the feeling of being transported to the era of the bikes on show.

Situated on the 86 mile Radnor Cycling Ring, why not cycle to the museum to make your visit an all encompassing trip? Or alternatively take part in any number of road or mountain biking events in the Cambrian Mountains with Red Kite Events this April.

Freda Davies with her favourite bicycle

Freda Davies with her favourite bicycle
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As a registered charity with an entirely voluntary workforce, admission is only £4 for adults and £2 for children. Freda Davies, voluntary curator of the museum is passionate about using this great resource for educating local school children and hopes to reach further afield. So get yourself down to Llandrindod Wells and support this national gem of the Cambrian Mountains.

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