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Julyan Cycle Shop, Cowgate

A very nice undated image showing George Julyan’s Cycle Shop which traded for many decades at 48 Cowgate.

George’s father first sold bikes in Peterborough as far back as the 1870s and was the first to sell the “boneshaker” in the city ….. a very early bicycle with wooden wheels, iron tyres and a framework of wrought iron. As the name implies it was extremely uncomfortable !

George, an early member of the Peterborough Cycling Club, died in 1949 while working at his repair shop at the age of 75.