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Coventry engineers gave the world the bike as we know it and the jet engine. This monument celebrates James Starley who was responsible for the bike- Sir Frank Whittle has a statue within 5 min walk by the very excellent transport museum. See then all
I went to Greyfiars Green this afternoon to show my wife the statue to this great City elder, but was unaware he had been moved and could not find him. My Mother stood me in front of him in the early 50s and told me...More
You have to hunt hard to find this statue. It celebrates the inventor of the modern bicycle. The invention happened in Coventry. James Starley has a place in history but this statue has a place right outside the city centre on a hard to find...More
I was wondering around Coventry recently and stumbled upon this statue. Until I noticed the statue, I had no idea the bicycle was invented in Coventry. The statue is also right next to a cycle path. It could have been placed in a nicer and...More
This is a nice unique statue representing Coventry's history in innovating cycling during the Industrial Revolution. If you're an ingress player, this is a portal with good link opportunities to the train station and city centre,