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Bicycle Collection

Bone shakers, penny farthings and other antique cycles live on in Warwickshire rural retreat.

Non-Fiction 1976 6 mins

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Colleen Gray leaves behind the hectic streets of Birmingham to visit the antique bicycle museum run by the Pinkerton family at Arbury Hall near Nuneaton. A far more sedate pace is required for these vintage machines, particularly if you're the unlucky reporter given one without brakes to try. A junior member of the Pinkerton household shows how it should be done on a racing Penny Farthing.