On Y’bike: Cycling in Postwar Tyneside (Newcastle upon Tyne)

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Date: 25/11/2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


This event is part of a programme of activities that make up the Being Human festival 2017, 17-25 November, on the theme of ‘lost and found’.

On Y’bike: Cycling in Postwar Tyneside
Northumbria University
Series: Hidden Histories and Recovering Cultures
Saturday 25 November
14:00–17:00
The Journey/ Recyke y’Bike, Newcastle upon Tyne
Booking required

Following the Second World War, many young Geordies got on their bikes and rode out across the country. Come to a free exhibition that explores this little-known cycling past through oral histories, private photographs, memorabilia and film of the Tyneside Vagabonds Cycling Club. There will also be short talks, a screening of archival film, and an open discussion. Discover how many cyclists joined clubs to ride competitively and learn about the people who took advantage of their bikes to get to work, socialise, or see the countryside.

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