Cycle Culture Tour
Take a Cycle Culture tour with Artouride and discover some of the gems of London’s design-led cycling scene
current exhibition now closed
Cycle Revolution at London’s world leading Design Museum 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.
"Design Museum's bike exhibition is a dream for all who love two wheels." The Guardian
"If you aren't already in love with the world of cycling, this exhibition will change that." ★★★★★ Londonist
"Fascinating." ★★★★ The Telegraph
"It's not just a display of cool bikes" ★★★★ Time Out London
Highlights of the bikes on display include:
Please note that the second floor is now closed. Tickets will be discounted to the following prices for entrance to Cycle Revolution on the first floor:
Members and children go free.
£4.55 Children (6 to 15 years old inclusive)
Free child under 6
For group bookings, contact +44 (0)20 7940 8783.
Prices include optional donation. Tickets are subject to a £0.50 booking fee.
Gift tickets can be purchased by contacting the ticket office on +44 (0)20 7940 8783 or using the enquiry form below.
There are a small number of cycle racks outside and beside the museum, and limited space to park bicycles along the riverside railings. The museum has a cloakroom with limited space for folding bikes, helmets and panniers.
The last decade has seen a revolution in cycling, on a scale not witnessed in the UK since the Second World War. Cycle Revolution celebrates the diversity of contemporary cycling in Britain from every day commuting to Olympic level competition. It brings together bicycles, clothing, accessories, equipment, film and photography to explain where cycling is now and where it might take us in the future.
The exhibition looks at cycling subcultures through four ‘tribes’ – the High Performers who reach Olympic speeds, the Thrill Seekers who take on all terrains, the Urban Riders who pedal our cities mile by mile, and the Cargo Bikers who work on two wheels. British bespoke bicycle frame building is showcased in the exhibition in a recreation of a bicycle making workshop featuring artisans from across the UK.
Cycle Revolution closes with a glimpse into the future of cycling – how it is changing the infrastructure of the city, and how architects, designers and urban planners are responding to the needs of twenty-first century cyclists? Enjoy the ride!
Don’t miss the specially-commissioned Ben Wilson bicycle sculpture in the museum’s Atrium, cycling films in the 1.5 Gallery and series of cycling related talks and events.
Continue the conversation on social media and feature on the exhibition’s Social Wall @designmuseum #CycleRevolution.
The museum is asking you to share your cycling memories with a picture. The best ones will be featured in the exhibition. Share your images with a quote on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #CycleRevolution then come along and see yourself featured on the social wall
"Aged 10, my first bike and my first introduction to the freedom of cycling." - Paul Smith
The Design Museum put out an open call to cyclists in cities across the world to find the Ultimate Urban Rider. Meet the #CycleRevolution Ultimate Urban Rider Lucy Granville.
“I am the ultimate urban rider because I have ridden London from birth, not a single accident. From child to teen, student, professional and now mother, my bike is my freedom pass. Riding is liberation, and sanity. My son says ‘wheee!’ when we corner, and greets our bike every morning.”
Move with us
The Design Museum will be closing at its current site on Thursday 30 June and will relocate to the former Commonwealth Institute building on 24 November 2016. Follow the story.
Background image © Juan Trujillo Andrades | Homepage image © Emily Maye