19th century motorcycle set to ride across Tyne Bridge

Published: 15 September 2016

Two motorcycles, built in Newcastle in the late 1800s will take part in a procession over the Tyne Bridge, Newcastle Sunday 4 September to mark the opening of a new exhibition at the Discovery Museum.

The two motorcycles were built by Dene Cycle Company Limited, a long forgotten motorcycle manufacturer based in Newcastle from 1891-1924. 

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The Newcastle’s Motorcycling Pioneers exhibition aims to celebrate Newcastle's motorcycling heritage and the two Dene motorcycles - on loan from Beamish Museum in County Durham - will ride across the bridge at 9.30am, followed by a procession of around 100 motorcyclists from local bike clubs.  The exhibition will include a small display including a case of early 20th century motorcycle parts and early photographs.

Celebrations will continue at the museum, with events and live music.

Newcastle’s Motorcycling Pioneers will run at the museum until September 19 with an accompanying programme of events including free talks on the life of J.R. Moore, founder of Dene Cycle Company Limited.

 

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