Captain Roger Street led out his Dandy Chargers on Saturday
Carlton Reid14 hours ago
Tourists gawped on Saturday as ten riders on their early 19th Century “pedestrian curricles” paraded through London.
The ride started at 76 Long Acre, the site of Britain’s first bike shop, which is now back selling-high end bicycles.
Brompton laid on refreshments for the dandy horse re-enactors, some of whom had delivered academic papers at the three-day Bicycle-Association-sponsored International Cycle History Conference, which finished on Friday.
Brompton’s flagship store is currently taking orders for the manufacturer’s Electric model. On the same site, 200 years earlier, coach builder Denis Johnson made and sold Britain’s first bicycle, a wooden “hobby horse”. There’s a history plaque on the exterior of today’s shop, and also one inside, commissioned by Brompton.