Yorkshire is proud to host the start of the 2014 Tour de France, and The Civic plans to celebrate with a fantastic new exhibition.
Date: Friday 16 May – Saturday 12 July
Time: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Tickets: FREE ADMISSION
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 exhibition is part of Yorkshire Festival 2014, 100 days of art and culture welcoming the Grand Départ of the Tour de France.