7 Ages of Bike – Gravesham Civic Centre

Seven green bikes, from child's with stabilisers to adult trike, sit atop the roof

The seven green painted bikes reference the way that bikes grow and changes alongside their owners.  In parody of Shakespeare’s famous ‘Seven Ages of Man’ speech, the virtual installation charts the seven ages of bike in a poem by Chris Paradox. From three wheeled Christmas present, to wobbly steed without stabilisers; BMX trickster and the need-for-speed racer, to mountain bike and practical shopper, and finally back to three wheels.

Side on view of the 7 green bikes - looking like a jumble of bikes View from the adult tricycle side of the seven bikes The installation from the ground, framed by plants