Made In Balham

Between 1890 and 1918, 54 manufacturers and distributors are known to have existed within a three-mile radius of The Balham Hotel, where BCC was ‘born’.

Here’s a one-stop-shop of those 54 and links to some of their stories

Henri Rey and ‘The Balham’ 

The bicycle design of Henri Rey of Balham, called the Balham


Tarver and Bowley

Tarver and Bowley was a manufacturer, best known for the extraordinary looking Euclidia, which had a frame in the form of an oval shaped wheel with a central hub connected by spokes made of piano wire.


Dan Leno Cycle and Motor Cycle Works

The Story of Dan Leno, Cycling and the Dane Leno Motor and Cycle Works