Shimano Cycling World: Bike Museum in Singapore

Shimano Cycling World: Bike Museum in Singapore
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Bikes, bikes, bikes. We are not talking about the many that dot the landscape around Singapore nowadays but what you can see at Shimano Cycling World at Singapore Sports Hub.

The Bike Museum

Officially launched in September 2015, this bike museum in Singapore is located next to the Singapore Sports Museum. And if you are concerned that the gallery is a sales pitch for Shimano, the Japanese manufacturer of cycling components, you need not worry. Shimano Cycling World is about all sorts of bikes of all ilk.

Penny-farthing in SingaporeInside Shimano Cycling World are displays of various antique bikes. By the entrance is a penny-farthing or what is also known as a high wheeler.

1818 dandy horse from Germany at Shimano Cycling WorldHigh up on the shelf is an 1818 dandy horse from Germany. A precursor to the bicycle, this two-wheeled vehicle was propelled along by the rider’s feet.

Bike CabinetThese two artefacts are just the tip of the iceberg for bike enthusiasts. Venture further into Shimano Cycling World and there is an entire pull-out exhibit of bicycles. Visitors can browse through the various pull-out displays of historic and unusual bicycles from different eras.

Wicker bikeAmong these are a rattan bike and the road bike used by Kenneth Tan, Singapore’s most decorated professional cyclist when he was with the Shimano Racing Team.

Bike in the cabinetIt is fun browsing through the cabinet and having a closer look at each bike.

Innovation and Books

Cycling innovationsThere is also a section where visitors can learn more about different cycling innovations.

Shimano Cycling World’s large library of cycling booksBike-lovers can browse through Shimano Cycling World’s large library of cycling books which cover topics such as biographies of cyclist to bike maintenance.

Bike fitting stationThere is also a station where visitors can try having a bike custom-fitted to them. Shimano Cycling World also organises cycling-related workshops too.

Shimano Cycling World, Singapore Sports HubShimano Cycling World is an interesting museum in Singapore where even the casual visitor can take a look at the history and technology behind bicycles and the culture of cycling.

Shimano Cycling World

Address: 6 Stadium Walk #01-02, 397698
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