Automobile Palace Cycles detail - IMG 0656

Detail on the facade of the building

The National Cycle Collection of Wales is a collection of bicycles through the ages established in 1997, and located in Llandrindod Wells, Wales, United Kingdom. It contains around 250 bicyles from 1818 to 2005, including a large collection of penny farthings and solid tyred safety bicycles, as well as cycling books, accessories and paraphernalia.

The collection is housed in the former premises of The Automobile Palace Ltd, a famouse car dealership that started off selling cycles initially. Some of the collection was collected by the companies proprietor Tom Norton. The building has references to its cycling heritage in some of the detailing of the facade which is in the Art Deco style.

The collectionEdit

Raleigh cycles in museum - IMG 0525

A collection of Raleigh cycles and advertising signs

It include bicycles by several well known make some of whom went on to build motor cars.

Motorcycle & Motorised cycles
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References / sourcesEdit

  • wikipedia for basic stub
  • A visit to the museum for contents and photos

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