VIDEO: TWO rare additions have been added to the 150 strong collection of bicycles at the Walton Hall Cycle Museum in Warrington.
Museum Curator Paul Adams had been searching for the rare bicycles for more than 10 years.
Now the 1893 Crypto Bantamette Ladies bicycle, one of only two known in the world, and the rare 1895 solid tyred Hillman Herbert and Cooper Gentleman’s Premier bicycle, are now taking pride of place at the museum inside Walton Hall and Gardens.
Paul, aged 73, admits his bicycle collection is an obsession which started in his childhood when he developed an interest in vintage cars – before moving on to bicycles which were “more affordable!”
“I’ve been after these bikes for more than 10 years and I am delighted they are now part of the collection.”
The museum is open every weekend and admission is free.