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Two Tyres champions the design, manufacture and sporting history of cycling in the city as the pastime enjoys a renaissance across the region.
The free exhibition begins with the Penny Farthing and ends with the Sunbeam, highlighting the wealth of bike makers which were active in the city in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Wolverhampton was once a major centre for bicycle manufacturing, with a host of well-known companies including Sunbeam, Vikings Cycles Ltd, Star, Wearwell and Villiers.
These manufacturers were essentially inventors as well as designers. They developed bicycles with extra design features, which helped to progress the ingenuity of cycling technology.
Today Wolverhampton is no longer the centre of bicycle manufacturing, but it has revisited its cycling heritage by becoming a global centre for cycle distribution thanks to Wiggle, the online bike shop, which moved to Bilston last year.
Two Tyres also features a racing bike belonging to one of greatest-ever professional cyclists, four-times world champion Hugh Porter, alongside a selection of his medals.
Two Tyres is free and is on show at Bilston Craft Gallery until Saturday 23 July, 2016 - so get on your bike and take a look.
Bilston Craft Gallery is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm, Wednesdays from 10am to 7pm, Fridays from 10am to 1pm and Saturdays from 11am to 4pm. For more information, please visit Type=links;Linkid=5983;Title=Bilston Craft Gallery;Target=_blank; or call 01902 552507.
- released: Wednesday 27 April, 2016