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On y’bike: cycling in postwar Tyneside

25 November, 2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


This free exhibition will display the North East’s little-known cycling past. The event will also include a short talk by experts, a screening of archival film, and an open discussion with participants in the sport.

Following the Second World War, dozens of young Geordies got on their bikes and rode out into Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and beyond. Many of these cyclists joined clubs to ride competitively, while others took advantage of their bikes to get to work, socialise, or simply to see the British countryside.

Over 2017, volunteers have recorded the oral histories of older members of the Tyneside Vagabonds Cycling Club (est. 1937), and digitised their private collections of photographs, memorabilia and film. The exhibition will display the records made of the region’s vibrant cycling history.

This event is part of the series Hidden histories and recovering cultures.
For event information, please contact Simon Buck at simon.h.buck@northumbria.ac.uk.


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25 November, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Journey/ Recyke y’Bike
Higham House , New Bridge Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 8AN United Kingdom
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