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its very nice to look at and walk around, it's always kept very clean and tidy, no vandalise, bit... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
dangerdonna007
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Great thing to invent

I walk past this statue quite often and never really think to stop and look as it is a bit out of... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
SteveS1970
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

You pass by this statue on your way to Centre 6 or the station - ponder a few moments and catch up on the history of Coventry

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

its very nice to look at and walk around, it's always kept very clean and tidy, no vandalise, bit of history

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank dangerdonna007
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I walk past this statue quite often and never really think to stop and look as it is a bit out of the way but to be fair this is something to be proud of, inventing the modern bicycle.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank dr7575
Reviewed 11 June 2017

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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Stanley R
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

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

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

OK, it's only a statue, but of a remarkable man, inventor of the modern bicycle. Without his vision, we'd have to drive everywhere.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank John C
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is a nice unique statue representing Coventry's history in the development of cycling. It would be good to have a little more information available. Google should do it though.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Fey H
Reviewed 22 February 2016

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,

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Aimee C
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