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Pedal power as National Cycle Museum exhibits hit the road

Exhibits from the National Cycle Museum in Llandrindod Wells are being taken around the country to promote cycling and the Mid Wales visitor attraction.

Last month, 30 cycles from the museum were displayed at the three-day World Cycling Revival Festival at Herne Hill, London followed by eight cycles being taken to Welshpool Transport Festival.

The museum also displayed cycles at Abergavenny Steam Show over Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May. “We believe it is important to spread the word about the UK’s main cycle museum being located here in Mid Wales,” said Freda.

The museum, located in the Automobile Palace, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, is home to more than 250 cycles, representing the historical development of cycling from the early 1800s to the present day.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the first bicycle made by Johnson of London, a copy of which is on display in the museum alongside the latest carbon fibre racing models.

It costs £18,000 annually to keep open the doors to the museum, which is manned by volunteers and relies on the generosity of supporters and visitors to finance its work. The museum is open from 10am to 4pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

For more information or to support the museum, visit http://www.cyclemuseum.org.uk

The National Cycle Museum is a member of MWT Cymru, an independent organisation representing around 600 tourism and hospitality businesses across Powys, Ceredigion and Meirionnydd.