The Borough of Kingston has a rich history of cycling, cyclists and bicycle manufacturing. The Community Brain is currently undertaking a project ‘The Wheels of Time’ to research and celebrate this heritage. We are extremely grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund, Kingston Council and our team of volunteers for their support and help. 

The project is looking at bicycles for leisure, for sport and for work and the impact they have had on travel, life opportunities and fashion. As our research grows so will this website to become a resource for anyone and everyone who enjoys cycling. If you would like to be involved please email

Oral Histories

Listen and learn about memories and experiences of cycling in Kingston upon Thames uncovered by our heritage team and local volunteers.

Heritage Trails

Explore new cycling routes suitable for all ages and abilities with local maps designed by Kingston University students. The routes focus on sites of historical importance locally and encourage users to see parts of the borough in a different light.

My First Bike

Find out more about local individuals’ first forays into cycling and submit your own memory and photo.

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