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Ned Passey Collection and Benson VCC Annual Rally, Benson – England +++++

The chance rescue of a penny farthing from a scrapheap over 50 years ago has turned the village of Benson into a Mecca for bicycling enthusiasts. Many cyclists and enthusiastics from across the world will bring all manner of pre-1926 bikes to take part in the Benson Veteran Cycle Club Rally.The event was founded in 1960 by the club's life president Ned Passey (was born 1921), after he saved a penny farthing being thrown out by his father.

Over fifty years later, he has built up a personal collection of 450 historic bicycles.

184/B - Ned Passey collection
184/B - Ned Passey collection
184/B - Ned Passey collection

album: 184/B - Ned Passey collection

Annual Benson Vintage Bicycle Rally 

Photos: The Bensington Society

Contact:  http://www.bensington-society.com/#!blank/c1uk0

184/A - Benson VCC Annual Rally
184/A - Benson VCC Annual Rally
184/A - Benson VCC Annual Rally

album: 184/A - Benson VCC Annual Rally

 

The Lakeland Motor Museum, Cumbria – England +++++

The fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley, at Backbarrow, close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere.

A diverse and unique road transport collection of some 30,000 exhibits assembled over a period of almost 50 years is thoughtfully displayed alongside many non-motoring additions, in fully DDA compliant state-of-the-art premises with a beautiful riverside setting.

Special thank you to Colin Slater for photos.

Contact: http://www.lakelandmotormuseum.co.uk/

166 The Lakeland Motor Museum
166 The Lakeland Motor Museum
166 The Lakeland Motor Museum

album: 166 The Lakeland Motor Museum

British Cycling Museum, Camelford in Cornwall – England +++++

The museum had a collection of 400 machines and the very characteristic atmosphere of Old England.

Contact: The museum was closed in 2009.

14. British Cycling Museum, Camelford in Cornwall – England
14. British Cycling Museum, Camelford in Cornwall – England
14. British Cycling Museum, Camelford in Cornwall – England

album: 14. British Cycling Museum, Camelford in Cornwall – England

National Cycle Museum - Lincoln 1984 - 1996/97, England +++++

Ray Fixter, a prominent member of the Boston Veteran Bicycle Club was a big enthusiastic and lover of antique bicycle. He set up the bicycle museum at Belton House. In 1979 Fixter obtained Charitable Trust status no 511257 and remand the project The National Cycle Museum. It was opened on 26th April 1980 under name Belton Cycle Museum, by Michael Montague, chairman of the English Tourist Board with exhibits from Ray's own collection, the Raleigh collection, Science Museum and various private individuals

Mr Fixter passed away in 1983 and Mr Jim Maynard, Ted Skeet and Tony Pickering, members of the BMVCC made the official company registration No  1821702. The National Cycle Museum was now a company, limited by guarantee and not having a share capital. Short time latter the museum was moved from Belton to Lincoln and there was open for public. But in 1988 the City of Lincoln Policy and Resources sub-committe emerget more lucrative project for space where the museum was. The museum at Lincoln was closed down in 1996/97.

Now, the collection is show on public display at the Automobile Palace, Llandrindon Wells which was occupied for many years by Norton as a Cycle and Motorcar dealer.

Contact - National Cycyle Museum Lincoln: museum was clossed

Contact - Llandrindon Wells: here or http://www.cyclemuseum.org.uk/

134/A – National Cycle Museum
134/A – National Cycle Museum
134/A – National Cycle Museum

album: 134/A – National Cycle Museum

Dover Transport Museum - Dover, England +++++

Dover Transport Museum has a fascinating collection of vintage transport and transport models of all types. From early velocipedes and bicycles to cars and trains.

Contact: http://dovertransportmuseum.org.uk/

103 - Dover Transport Museum - England
103 - Dover Transport Museum - England
103 - Dover Transport Museum - England

album: 103 - Dover Transport Museum - England

Brooklands Museum, Surrey - England +++++

Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd operates the independent Brooklands Museum as a charitable trust and a private limited company incorporated on 12 March 1987; its aim is to conserve, protect and interpret the unique heritage of the Brooklands site.

Contakt:  http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/

97/A - BROOKLANDS velo museum
97/A - BROOKLANDS velo museum
97/A - BROOKLANDS velo museum

album: 97/A - BROOKLANDS velo museum

The Science museum - London, England +++++

The Science museum in London is one of very famous museums around the world. The bicycle collection is exceptional, but 99% bicycle is in deposit. When my good friend visited  this museum, he was very disappointed and he had writen on his blog  http://vintagebicycle.wordpress.com/ about it. It is interesting and truthfull story.

Contact: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/

Photos from museum:

Max´s blog: http://www.veliciousbicycles.com/ and Tim´s blog: http://vintagebicycle.wordpress.com/

88/A - Science-Museum
88/A - Science-Museum
88/A - Science-Museum

album: 88/A - Science-Museum

NASH collection, Brooklands – England +++++

It was piled high almost to the ceiling with about 150 special machines including 63 bicycles and tricycles, early cars and planes. The collection was demaged when the airfield was bombed during II World war, but the major part survived. Some vehicles are in Science Museum in London and the best machines are here.

Collection loaned by Richard and Mary Nash.

Contact: http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/

NASH collection,  Brooklands
NASH collection,  Brooklands
NASH collection,  Brooklands

album: 67. NASH collection, Brooklands

Mark Hall Cycle Museum - England +++++

Harlow Cycle museum (Mark Hall Cycle Museum) was opened in 1982 in the former stables of Mark Hall mansion. Mr.John Collins' bicycle collection forms the core of this bicycle Museum and the collection includes over sixty bicycles and other cycling related objelcts, but it was closed down latter.

Some bicycles are presented in The Musem of Harlow now.

Contacts:

http://www.thetimenow.com/united_kingdom/harlow/local_government-1057/mark_hall_cycle_museum-1354233

The Museum of Harlow
The Museum of Harlow
The Museum of Harlow

album: 40. The Museum of Harlow

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu – England +++++

This is a superb educational museum full of automobiles, motorcycles and bicycles.

Contact:  www.beaulieu.co.uk/beaulieu/lotstosee-national-motor-museum

13. National Motor Museum, Beaulieu – England
13. National Motor Museum, Beaulieu – England
13. National Motor Museum, Beaulieu – England

album: 13. National Motor Museum, Beaulieu – England

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