Five-wheeled bike to roll out for Tour of Britain

Five-wheeled bike to roll out for Tour of Britain

Five-wheeled bike to roll out for Tour of Britain

First published in News

An exhibition of antique cycles will be held in celebration of The Tour of Britain.

The Tour of Britain cycle race will come through Horsham on September 13 and Horsham Museum is wheeling out the Pentacycle, a five wheel bike invented by Victorian architect Edward Burstow.

The vintage cycle will be displayed in the back garden of the museum for people to photograph.

A total of 19 other classic bikes spanning from 1850 to 1970 will also be on show.

Mr Burstow developed the bike to carry bulky goods and it was affectionately nicknamed by residents as the “Hen and Chicken”.

Horsham Museum and Art Gallery on Causeway is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.

For more information about the exhibition and museum go to www.horshammuseum.org.

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8:16am Thu 4 Sep 14

Valentinian says...

Typical that the people using a useless dis functional and not fit for purpose vehicle is Sussex Plod! For 5 wheel...read stabilisers
Typical that the people using a useless dis functional and not fit for purpose vehicle is Sussex Plod! For 5 wheel...read stabilisers Valentinian
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