On Yer Bike!

From early boneshakers to modern recordbreakers, we're big fans of bicycles here at the museum. So saddle up, here's our pick of cycling treasures from the collection. See you in the peloton!
Digital image, copy of a photograph of District Nurse Christina McIntosh Ferguson, riding a bicycle, probably in Sandbank, Dunoon, Argyll, c. 1940s.

Digital image, copy of a photograph of District Nurse Christina McIntosh Ferguson, riding a bicycle, probably in Sandbank, Dunoon, Argyll, c. 1940s.

This porcelain figure of a man riding a bicycle is English, from Staffordshire in the late 19th century.

This porcelain figure of a man riding a bicycle is English, from Staffordshire in the late 19th century.

This Velocipede (also known as a 'boneshaker' bicycle), is an early pedal bicycle with an iron frame, wooden wheels with iron rims.The straight handlebars which rotate to operate the spoon brake on the rear wheels and triangular metal pedals which drive the font wheel through cranks. Possibly Scottish, c. 1870

This Velocipede (also known as a 'boneshaker' bicycle), is an early pedal bicycle with an iron frame, wooden wheels with iron rims.The straight handlebars which rotate to operate the spoon brake on the rear wheels and triangular metal pedals which drive the font wheel through cranks. Possibly Scottish, c. 1870

This Hercules low-gravity tradesman's bicycle, used by R. McIntosh, Grocer and Wine Merchant in Jedburgh.

This Hercules low-gravity tradesman's bicycle, used by R. McIntosh, Grocer and Wine Merchant in Jedburgh.

This velocipede is possibly by Thomas McCall of Kilmarnock, c. 1871

This velocipede is possibly by Thomas McCall of Kilmarnock, c. 1871

This black and white copy negative depicting an onion seller, with his bicycle. Is possibly in Glasgow in the 1940s to 1950s.

This black and white copy negative depicting an onion seller, with his bicycle. Is possibly in Glasgow in the 1940s to 1950s.

This black and white copy negative depicts an onion seller, with his bicycle in Ayrshire in the 1930s.

This black and white copy negative depicts an onion seller, with his bicycle in Ayrshire in the 1930s.

Advertising card for 'Edinburgh Roadster', 'The Edinburgh Pneumatic Tyre', printed with the outline of a tyre round the edge and a likeness of J.B. Dunlop and a quote within the tyre, c. 1910

Advertising card for 'Edinburgh Roadster', 'The Edinburgh Pneumatic Tyre', printed with the outline of a tyre round the edge and a likeness of J.B. Dunlop and a quote within the tyre, c. 1910

Four young riders posing with their bicycles outside the front door of Mount Esk, near Bonnyrigg, around 1895

Four young riders posing with their bicycles outside the front door of Mount Esk, near Bonnyrigg, around 1895

Jean Johnstone, a member of the Women's Timber Corps, posing with her bicycle beside Loch Eddy, Peebles

Jean Johnstone, a member of the Women's Timber Corps, posing with her bicycle beside Loch Eddy, Peebles

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