San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We ride bikes to get to work, ride bikes at work, ride bikes to relax, ride bikes for glory, ride bikes on the road, ride bikes off road, ride bikes on the track : we ride bikes of all shapes and sizes: and as it is today it was in the past. Come and hear stories of London’s cycling past…
Through original documents, photographs, maps, archive film and a series of guest speakers this event will explore London's cycling history and trace the roots of contemporary cycling in London.
10-10.15 Welcome and Introduction
10.15-11.00 Stan Rose - Pickwick Bicycle Club
11-11.30 Anna McNally and Dr Mark Clapson - Smoking, tea and singing: a history of the Polytechnic Cycling Club
11.30-11.45 Tea Break
11.45-12.15 Film Screening
12.15-13.15 Lunch Break
13.15-14 Tom Furber - LMA Collections (followed by viewing of original documents)
14-14.45 Carlton Reid - The Roads Were Not Built for Cars
15-15.45 Rachel Aldred - Post-war Cycling Policy
When & Where
London Metropolitan Archives
London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is home to an extraordinary range of documents, images, maps, film and books about London. This site offers an insight into the archives, with practical advice on how to research and use them, both at LMA and online.
We run a wide selection of talks, guided tours, film screenings, exhibitions and other events, and you can find out more about these as well as the latest updates from the archives on our news and events page.
LMA is free to use and open to everyone. Whether you’re tracing your family history or researching the history of your neighbourhood, if you’re interested in London or Londoners, LMA is the place to visit.