RUDGE, Britain's best bicycle

Artist : Anonymous
Title : RUDGE, Britain's best bicycle
  • Printing : Lithograph in colours
  • Condition : A-
  • backed on linen : Yes
Date : c.1930
Dimensions : 13 x 29.50 ins (33.02 x 74.93 cm)

Price :£ 275
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Rudge Whitworth Cycles was a British bicycle, bicycle saddle,[1] motorcycle and sports car wheel manufacturer that resulted from the merger of two bicycle manufacturers in 1894, Whitworth Cycle Co. of Birmingham, founded by Charles Henry Pugh and his two sons Charles Vernon and John,[2] and Rudge Cycle Co. of Coventry (which descended from a bicycle company founded by Daniel Rudge of Wolverhampton).


In 1938, Rudge-Whitworth sponsored Billie Fleming to attempt the distance record for the most miles covered in a year. They provided a bicycle with three-speed derailleur gears and a cyclometer, as well as financial support so that she could cycle for 365 days continuously. Her record of 29,603.7 miles (47,642.5 km) still stood at her death, aged 100 in 2014

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