On The Road Visits the Radisson SAS

3 October 2006 by Karen

Two men carefully carry a very old bicycle into a building

Museum handling staff carefully manoeuvre the Velocipede into the hotel

The second object to go on display in the On the Road tour was put into place this morning. The Rushton Velocipede Bicycle went to its temporary home at the Radisson SAS Hotel on Old Hall Street in Liverpool city centre.

The Velocipede (which I keep wanting to call a velociraptor) was made in Liverpool in about 1870. These bicycles were commonly named Boneshakers in Britain due to the poor quality of the roads at that time, and the impact this had on their iron tyred wheels.

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