Discover fascinating stories about Doncaster’s cycling history in a brand-new exhibition.
From 7 – 28 September, The Point, home of darts (Doncaster Community Arts) will host Doncaster Cycling Stories, an exciting exhibition filled with stories about Doncaster’s cycling history.
These incredible stories include ‘Memories of Iris Miles’, a celebration of the award-winning and record-breaking Doncaster cyclist Iris Miles, and ‘Cycling – and Writing About It – Through the Generations’, the cycling memories of prolific cycling journalist and former Doncaster Wheelers chairman Graham Snowden.
Alongside these, the exhibition features a film inspired by Doncaster stories about freedom, companionship and the joy that cycling brings to people’s lives.
Exhibition Curator Helen Jones, said “Doncaster has produced so many successful cyclists, from national champions to Tour de France riders. Our exhibition tells some of their stories alongside local heroes who have shaped Doncaster’s cycling heritage.
“With the UCI Road World Championships taking place in September, there’s never been a better time to celebrate cycling in Doncaster”.
The stories featured in the exhibition were collected as part of an 18-month project funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Lots of Doncaster residents have been involved and shared their fascinating stories. darts has collaborated with Doncaster Council’s Get Doncaster Moving initiative, Heritage Doncaster and a number of cycling groups including Doncaster Wheelers to make this project a success.
Doncaster Cycling Stories will go on display in The Point’s gallery space. Entry to the gallery is free.
The Point shows a wide range of contemporary exhibitions each year. Entry is always free so that as many people as possible can get involved and see great art.