Cycling History

Cycling Stamps

Stamps are little works of art and while I’m not a collector (there was a brief flirtation with philately as a child but enthusiasm waned once I had a collection … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 3 Comments

Classic ‘Race’ Posters

I love old cycling posters. They capture something that seems missing in today’s multimedia always online world. Perhaps its because they portray a past that didn’t really exist, a golden … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Women in Cycling Advertising: Part 2 – It’s all about the bike / jersey / shorts …

In part 1 I looked at how women have been used as advertising tools through representations that played on their sexuality to sell products to men, or that were wide of the mark if the … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bicycles in Art: Ai Weiwei’s Bicycle Sculptures

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been using bicycles for the raw material of installation art pieces since ‘Very Yao’ in 2008. Subsequent years have seen the scale of his works … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bicycles Imitating Art?: The Royal Flying Corps “Bicycle Wheel” Telescope Stand, 1918

In a previous post, I wrote about Marcel Duchamp’s first ‘readymade’, the “Bicycle Wheel”, which he created in 1913. Five years later 2nd Lt David McLellan photographed an uncannily similar … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 3 Comments


Every time I leave and enter my home I pass my copy of the limited print edition of this painting by Pat Cleary which hangs in my hallway along with … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Bicycles in Art: “Bicycle Wheel” by Marcel Duchamp

Bicycle Wheel by Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) was created in 1913 by mounting a bicycle wheel and fork on a stool painted white. The version at the Museum of Modern Art, … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · 1 Comment