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The Moulton Bicycle - a talk by Dan Farrell

In 1962, buoyed by the success of his rubber cone suspension on the BMC Mini, Alex Moulton launched the Moulton bicycle.  With its small wheels, open frame and full suspension it was an instant hit and became an icon of the ‘swinging sixties’. Moulton became the second-largest bicycle maker in the country and by 1970 a third of bicycles sold in the United Kingdom were small-wheelers.

In 1983 the Moulton was re-introduced as ‘the advanced engineering bicycle’ and is still manufactured in Bradford on Avon today. 

Dan Farrell, Technical Lead at the Moulton Bicycle Company, recounts the story of what Norman Foster acclaimed as “the greatest work of twentieth century British design”. 

The setting for this talk will be the historic study (on the ground floor) at The Hall, Bradford on Avon.

You can read more about the Moulton bicycle here and here.