Most of us haven’t heard of Leicester Cycle Company. This is because they went out of business about a century ago. The Peregrine bike (pictured above) was one of their most popular models. Leicester Cycle Co. sold the Peregrine across the UK and mainland Europe, producing over 500 bikes each week.
Cyclemagic, a non-profit organization that caters to special needs cyclists, discovered that they were occupying Leicester Cycle Co.’s original space in Leicester, UK. Now, in the spirit of history, they are resurrecting the Peregrine. No release date is listed, but they promise to provide one soon. Cyclemagic already produces a line of Penny-Farthings, but this bike requires a revamp of their facilities to meet increased demand. For more information, stay tuned to Cyclemagic’s website.
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Let’s celebrate the heritage with this great production. Video by Tim Sessler.