A grand event to mark two important cycling birthdays in 2018

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the first British bicycle patent, as well as the 40th anniversary of the London Cycling Campaign. To celebrate both occasions the International Cycle History Conference has teamed up with LCC and the City of London to host five days of cycling festivities, exhibitions, rides and learned discussion.

Anniversaries 1818 and 1978

Denis Johnson, of 69-75 Long Acre in Covent Garden, created an improved version of the ‘Draisine’ the first hobby-horse type bicycle invented by Baron Karl von Drais in Germany. Johnson pated his invention in 1818.

The London Cycling Campaign was founded in 1978 by representatives of several local cycling groups in London. Its first successful campaign was to build a segregated cycle crossing at Albert Gate, which connected Knightsbridge to Hyde Park.

Register for the ICHC conference

The ICHC is an annual international event that takes place in different cities of the world. It has taken place every year since 1989 and the proceedings of each conference are published.

Anyone with an interest in cycling history is invited to register for the conference and participate in three days of presentations, social events, organised cycle rides, displays historical cycles as well as an elegant banquet.

Attendees who wish to submit papers for presentation must submit an abstract (approximately 200 words) by May 1st. Papers that are selected for the conference will be delivered as slide presentations lasting up to 20 minutes. The full text of papers (guide length - 10 pages double spaced) must then be submitted by August 15th.