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Smarter Travel
200 Year Anniversary of the Bicycle

Two hundred years ago, Karl Freiherr von Drais, a notable inventor of his day, perfected what is recognised as the first bicycle to the point that he had a patent granted in 1818.

History of the bicycle since that moment has been somewhat contentious with various names being associated to similar devices, various journeys and the occasional accident giving rise to the folklore that surrounds this wonderful machine.

Our list of bicycles is just a taster of the development of the machine that has enabled humans to travel vast distances and experience the world with only the tranquil swish of the tyre and sometime click of the freewheel hub.

These and more amazing examples of this “best invention of all time” are available to view at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum

The Riverside Museum is only 4 km west of the city centre (on the NCN 7/75) and is the home of the former Transport Museum’s extensive collection of all things pertaining to transport. Free to enter, you can get there by Nextbike at a leisurely pace in under 30 minutes.

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