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The Revolutionary Moulton Bicycle
Tuesday 19 March 2024
6.00 - 8.00pm
The Building Society
55 Whitfield Street,
London, W1T 4HE
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A talk by Dan Farrell, Technical Lead at the Moulton Bicycle Company

In 1962, buoyed by the success of the rubber suspension on the BMC Mini, Alex Moulton launched the Moulton bicycle.  With its small wheels and open frame it was an instant hit and became an icon of the ‘swinging sixties’. In 1983 the Moulton bicycle was re-launched as ‘the advanced engineering bicycle’ and is still manufactured in Bradford on Avon today.  Dan Farrell recounts the story of what Norman Foster acclaimed as “the greatest work of twentieth century British design”.

Dan Farrell has been immersed in the world of Moulton bicycles for over twenty-five years.  His involvement covers design, engineering, manufacture, and riding – notably completing the 1200km Paris-Brest-Paris randonneé in 1995 and 2003.  Educated at Brunel University with degrees in Industrial Design and Design Management - Dan is both a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Technological Product Designer.