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
The bicycle design of Henri Rey of Balham, called the Balham
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.
The Story of Dan Leno, Cycling and the Dane Leno Motor and Cycle Works