South Norwood's big wheel is one of a kind

John Rother, left, and friend Rab McEwan, right, hope their new shop will bring a lift to the area

John Rother, left, and friend Rab McEwan, right, hope their new shop will bring a lift to the area

First published in News

A pair of engineers have created one of the largest bicycle wheels around as they get ready to open their new cycle shop.

The wheel, constructed by long-standing South Norwood resident John Rother and his friend Rab McEwan, is three times bigger than the average wheel at 63 inches in diameter.

Their new shop in Norwood Junction, JR Cycles, is a stones throw away from the former residence of William Stanley, who developed and patented the wire spoke wheel.

Mr McEwan said: "We are the first cycle shop in South Norwood for almost 20 years."

"Together with South Norwood’s new coffee shops and other enterprises we hope to give the area a lift."

JR Cycles will be holding their launch party on Saturday, October 27. All are welcome to attend.

Visit www.jrcycles.co.uk for more information.

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9:52am Fri 12 Oct 12

Eversend says...

Excellent news! With the bike shop and the new café opening, I hope that sets the ball rolling for bigger and better things to come (like Waitrose!!!!) to South Norwood.
Excellent news! With the bike shop and the new café opening, I hope that sets the ball rolling for bigger and better things to come (like Waitrose!!!!) to South Norwood. Eversend
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7:48pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Crease2000 says...

Perhaps the old Penny Farthings might come back into fashion? :o)
Perhaps the old Penny Farthings might come back into fashion? :o) Crease2000
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1:15am Sun 14 Oct 12

JR_Cycles says...

Cheers guys. Sainsburys local's and Tesco expresses together with Nisa are already taking the area by storm, lets hope theirs room for a Waitrose.

The wheel is almost 2ft larger than a penny-farthing wheel but one local person does own a penny-farthing and will be there on the opening day!
Cheers guys. Sainsburys local's and Tesco expresses together with Nisa are already taking the area by storm, lets hope theirs room for a Waitrose. The wheel is almost 2ft larger than a penny-farthing wheel but one local person does own a penny-farthing and will be there on the opening day! JR_Cycles
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