Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Giro D'Italia - The Ulster Sports Rudge Bicycle

Here's a rarity, one of my many finds over the years. The Ulster Sports bicycle by the Rudge Whitworth company of Nottingham needs a bit of restoration, but is another example of the Red Hand being used simply as a regional symbol, even featured within the sprocket casting. I am guessing mine dates from the 1940s or 1950s. Rudge also had an Ulster motorcycle; some years earlier, the Austin car company had an  Ulster model as well.