11 November 2009

Cycling is Booming Again!

We all sense that cycling is booming again. Apparently they were of the same impression back in 1933, in Birmingham, 'the hub of the cycle industry'.

Ironically, the area went on to become the hub of the car industry. Did they just nick the factories from the bicycle companies? :-)

It's a brilliant little archive film from the West Midlands. Interesting to see the style of bicycles ridden at that time in Britain. The country has a long tradition for cycle touring and this is reflected in the bikes.

Compare the bicycles in the above film from 1933 with the bicycles in Copenhagen in 1937: