The Wheels of Time Exhibition ran throughout April 2018 in the Museum of Futures in Brighton Road. It was a free exhibition celebrating cycling in Kingston and Surbiton, from its Victorian origins to the present day.
Hundreds of people came to discover more about Kingston & Surbiton's rich cycling history at this exhibition curated and collated by local volunteers.
Starting with John 'Happy Jack' Keen 1849-1902, who lived in Surbiton from the age of five and went on to become a world record holder on high wheel bicycles (penny-farthings), through innovations in cycle design that emerged from Surbiton and Kingston, notably from Carpenters Cycles to the achievements and legacy of Kingston resident Eileen Gray. The exhibition looked at bicycles for leisure, for sport and for work and the impact they have had on travel, life opportunities and fashion.
We are extremely grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund, Kingston Council and our team of volunteers for their support and help.