Story: Bicycles

Speedy Cycles shop

Speedy Cycles shop

Cyclists line up in front of Jack Suckling’s shop in Manchester Street, Christchurch, around 1913. Jack Suckling (ninth from the right) stands on the pavement near the front door wearing a cap. The man third from the right is champion cyclist Phil O’Shea. Bicycle factories and shops proliferated in New Zealand in the early 20th century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Adam MacLay Collection
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Jamie Mackay, 'Bicycles - Bicycle manufacturing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

Story by Jamie Mackay, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 27 Sep 2016