Cycle Revolution celebrates the diversity of contemporary cycling in Britain from every day commuting to Olympic level competition and looks at where design and innovation may take the riders of the future.
The last decade has seen a revolution in cycling, on a scale not witnessed in the UK since the Second World War. This explosion of interest in bicycles is changing the way in which we use our towns and cities.
It is driving a surge of craftsman bicycle makers to tailor machines to the precise specifications of their users. Cycling is also a passion, and for many a part of their identity - be it as a stylish way to get from A to B or as a fiercely competitive sport.
Cycle Revolution will bring together bicycles, clothing, accessories, equipment, film and photography to tell the powerful, personal and sometimes remarkable stories of cyclists and the machines that move them.
Highlights of the bikes on display include:
• Sir Bradley Wiggins's 2015 Hour Record bike and 2014 World Championship Time Trial bike
• A number of Team Sky's Pinarellos from the 2015 Tour de France, as well as kit and equipment from the team's 2015 Tour de France win
• Sir Chris Hoy's Great Britain Cycling Team London 2012 Olympic Track bike
• The Lotus Type 108 ridden by Chris Boardman at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games
• Eddy Merckx's 1972 1984 Hour Record bike
• Francesco Moser's 1984 Hour Record bike, loaned for the exhibition from the personal collection of Sir Bradley Wiggins