Bike Week and our stamps will encourage you to get back on that bike!
Bike Week is coming on 8-16 June encouraging people to enjoy and have a go at everyday riding. Popping to the shops, cycling to work or enjoying an afternoon out with the kids. We can all do a little more cycling and of course, it’s good for our health and fitness.
GB bike stamps
Cycling had its own stamp issue in 1978. Here at The Postal Museum we also have the original artwork behind these designs.
Great Britain is not the only country looking at cycling and its history, here are a few examples from around the world for both leisure and competition.
Leisure – for enjoyment
Sport – to represent your country
This is just a small selection of bike stamps out there. Hopefully, we’ve managed to interest you in these designs and maybe encouraged you to get out there and do some cycling yourself.
For many years bicycles were used to deliver the post but for a short time a five-wheeled ‘Hen and Chicks’ was trialled, why not pop into the museum to check out this interesting means of transport?
– Georgina Tomlinson, Deputy Curator Philately