A Century of Cycling

When we were invited to exhibit a selection of our carefully curated cycling apparel at the Bankfield Museum, Halifax it was too good an opportunity to miss! As a young company we were delighted to be asked by Calderdale Museums to showcase a selection of British brands that represent the best of cycling apparel today.

Victor & Liberty display at A Century of Cycling exhibtionBankfield Museum

Its an absolute cracker of an exhibition that is celebrating cycling in preparation for the visit of the greatest bike race in the world!  It captures the unique contribution that cyclists in Calderdale and West Yorkshire have made to cycling. From the beautiful bikes, to film footage featuring legendary cyclist Beryl Burton, the exhibition captures the heart and soul of riding bikes in our very own slice of cycling heaven!

Bikes on display at A Century of Cycling Exhibition

There is much to enjoy from a wonderful display of Victorian cycling clothing (fans of L’Eroica Brittania will drool over this!) to a fantastic range of cycling jerseys from our close neighbours Pedal Sport in Halifax, There is also an inspirational display by local hero and Olympic gold medalists Karen Dark.

Victor & Liberty were invited to present their apparel to showcase the different styles now available to cyclists today. These include a classic cycling Blazer from British Vulpine, designed by Oliver Spencer and examples of the finest merino on the planet (a long time favourite of cyclists!). Also, the latest graphically designed, high performance cycling jerseys by talented Brighton based Morvelo. There is also a great display of Carradice bags, with an original 1950’s saddlebag displayed with today’s version, the very definition of ‘if it aint broke don’t fix it!’ – same design, leathers straps and duck cotton fabric; a timeless classic! Carradice still make their cycling bags in Nelson, Lancashire.

Carradice display at A Century of Cycling Exhibtion

I haven’t even started yet on the bikes… get yourself down to see examples of a Tour stage winner on loan from Ridley, original 1940’s and 50’s time-trialist bikes, and a beautiful penny farthing!

The exhibition is open to the public until August 9th 2014 (Tuesday through to Saturday) and offers free admission to all.

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4 Comments on A Century of Cycling

  1. is the cycling gear(apparel)
    for sale at the exhibition?
    look foreword to visiting.

    Tony Willmore | June 9, 2014 at 4:01 pm () ()
    • Hi Tony, the cycling apparel isn’t for sale but check out our website. We offer free delivery and returns and 10% off your first order

      victorandliberty | June 9, 2014 at 6:22 pm () ()
  2. Interesting to see how much cycling clothing has changed over the years. What’s the best innovation in apparel for riders do you think?

    Anne Buckley | June 19, 2014 at 11:24 am () ()
    • Hi Anne, moisture wicking material has been a fantastic innovation in fabric allowing riders to breathe and so stay cool even in the warmest weather. Its also great to see the re-emergence of merino – a long standing favourite! Vulpine make particular fine merino jerseys. Look out for bamboo as well – another natural fabric.

      victorandliberty | June 25, 2014 at 7:20 am () ()