We have a collection of around 30 cycles of various different types. They are housed in our Museum Store in Essex.
The Post Office introduced a Standard bicycle in 1929. This style remained the same until the late 1990s. In addition, tricycles were used until the end of the Second World War to carry parcels. Five wheeled 'pentacycles' were also tried for a short time.
Examples from our Collection
Here are some examples of cycles in our collection:
Delivery bicycle produced to the standard specifications established by the Post Office.