In this week’s bumper edition of Cycling Weekly magazine (March 22 2012) we’ve listed the 50 greatest bikes of all time. We scoured our back issues and picture archive to find the most inspirational, iconic and famous bikes ever ridden.
Although the majority are race bikes, not all of them are. Of course, Chris Boardman’s Olympic gold-winning Lotus is in there, as is Obree’s Old Faithful, but we had to include the Raleigh Chopper, the Brompton and the bike used to set the land speed record.
What we haven’t done is ranked them. That’s where you come in. We want you to tell us what your favourite bike is by voting in our online poll. Once we’ve collated the results we’ll announce what you, the Cycling Weekly reader, believes is the greatest bike ever made.
A few examples are below, but for all the bikes, see this week’s Cycling Weekly. On sale March 22, priced £3.99
One of the most famous bikes in the world, the Lotus Sport, made for Boardman’s successful 1992 Olympic bid
The Raleigh Chopper. We defy you to read this and not get all nostalgic.
Every great bike from the turn of the twentieth century to Cav’s Specialized Venge is in our pages
The results of the survey will be in a future edition of Cycling Weekly magazine.