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Swansea Cycles - Fremantle Legend


  • Fremantle Town Hall (map)
image courtesy Kerry Torpy

Working from a backyard shed between the Swan River and Indian Ocean brothers Howard and Les Baldwin launched the Swansea Cycles and Motor Co.

Swansea Cycles would go on to be one of Australia’s largest cycle manufacturers, providing basic transport to many but also the means to reach great sporting success for others. We invite you to share their story.

As part of our Pop Up Museum celebrating the Swansea Cycle and Motor Co we're inviting all current Swansea owners to bring their bikes back home to Freo. Have your Swansea dated and added to our register by a club expert and take away a commemorative registration tag.

We’re also inviting ex employees and riders associated with Swansea to down tools and join us for morning smoko.

Do you have a cycling story to share? Your first bike, a racing rellie? Record it for posterity in the club’s oral history booth.

Aside from what may be the biggest gathering of Swansea bikes since the company closed in the 1960’s we’re recreating part the of the shop as it might have been in the 1950’s complete with period tools, parts and advertising. 

All this is happening on the doorstep of the original shop and factory on William St in Fremantle.

Earlier Event: April 15
April Meeting
Later Event: May 20
May Meeting