Bike Week

For Bike Week RTÉ Archives takes a look at some antique and vintage bicycles in a TV clip from 'Aillio'.

Presenter Jimmy Greeley meets bicycle enthusiast Pete Matthews and his son in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. They put on a display of bicycles from Pete's collection, including a Raleigh chopper, a unicycle, a tricycle, a penny farthing and a tandem. Pete talks to Jimmy about the penny farthing, which was made by Singer in 1888. The penny farthing is designed with curved handlebars to facilitate leg movement and a leaf-spring saddle for extra comfort.

'Aillio' was a magazine series for children of all ages. This programme was broadcast on 23 December 1972.

Bike Week 2013 takes place from 15 to 23 June 2013.
 

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