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

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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.

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Dan Leno Cycle and Motor Cycle Works

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

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