The ‘JK Starley Bicycle Campaign’ (JKSB) celebrates John Kemp Starley’s 1885 development of the Rover Safety Bicycle, a vital stage in the evolution of the bicycle.

J.K.’s innovative design transformed a pastime for the few into a vital means of personal transportation for the many. The 1885 Rover Safety Bicycle has helped improve the social, health and economic lives of millions of people worldwide.  

JK Starley portrait and Rover Safety Bicycle image copyright Science & Society Picture Library, Science Museum, London

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.

~H. G. Wells

The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.

~Iris Murdoch

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.

~John F. Kennedy


NEWS: Summer 2015

Imagineer Productions and Imagineer Technologies have designed an interactive and contemporary public art installation for the City of Coventry, UK.

Imagineer's proposed art installation traces bicycle evolution from the Draisine (Germany) to the Vélocipède à pédale (France), and from the Grand-bi/ High Wheeler (France/UK) to the Rover Safety Bicycle. The installation will importantly also promote contemporary and innovative bicycle technologies and projects from around the world. See the design and find out more

Rover Safety Bicycle 1885 Coventry