BIKE SHOW is designed to appeal to cycling devotees, the interested amateur and cycling novices alike. With an emphasis on the influence of cycling culture on contemporary design, the exhibition will explore technological advancements and the best in innovation, presenting particularly unusual and pioneering examples of this two-wheeled transport. The exhibition will examine the spectacle of the Tour De France, its history, its language and several Yorkshire riders who have ridden it.
Bicycles made of sustainable materials, recycled bicycles and bicycles that answer many of the practical issues of contemporary bike ownership will all be on display. Notable exhibits include a vintage Tour bicycle ridden by Greg Le Monde and kindly loaned by Barnsley Road Club; frames by Italian bicycle frame builder Dario Pegoretti, including a specially commissioned bike for this exhibition; vintage jerseys and shoes from notable cycling celebrities and the best in contemporary bicycle design from the likes of Ben Wilson, Mark Sanders, Biomega and Philippe Starck.
The Civic is very proud to have been chosen as one of the 47 partners for Welcome To Yorkshire’s inaugural Yorkshire Festival, 100 days celebration of Yorkshire culture and bikes, sitting alongside The Grand Tour / Tour De France.
The project has been curated with the support of Design Museum, Mosquito Bikes, Arts Council, Eleven Design and Halfords.
16 May – 12 July 2014
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
[Last admission 4.45pm]