Although it is not known as being 100% true, but the roots of the modern day bicycle can be found as far back as 1493, in a sketch by Gian Giacomo Caprotti, a pupil of Leonardo da Vinci. Alternate opinion says the image of a two wheeled machine didn't come into a humans mind until 1791, in Paris - whatever you believe its fair to say that the Bicycle has been part of human history for many a long year, and is possibly the oldest example of 'Vintage' on the event field.
We are not going to lay claim to having such historic examples here at South Cerney, or indeed to be able to end the argument of what came first, but we can clearly state that the Vintage Cycle section (Blog Link) here at the Steam Extravaganza is bursting with examples from around the world, representing a huge array of makers, styles and of course designs from different eras.
Many of the examples on show here, you will have seen before. Perhaps from your school days, perhaps in those black and white films of old, chances are if you dig into the back of your sheds or garages, you'll find something worthy of display here. From the iconic 'Penny Farthing', to the equally historic 'Chopper', you'll find a fascinating and diverse display that few other shows and events can match.