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I attach a photo of a Real Coventy Challenge bike. We have had it for over 40 years and I beleive it is the only one of its make in the world. It was dated many years ago as circa 1905.

The thing that amazes me is how did such a rare make of machine find its way to Tasmania in around 1905. We got the bike in 1971 from a fellow who got it from the original owner’s widow in Hobart Tasmania in about 1966. As you can see it was and is in basically original condition. I rode it in many events for several years but have not got the light pedal assistance to start it now, Cheers Dean.


  • Manufacturer: Coventry
  • Model: Challenge
  • Engine:
  • Year: 1905
  • Decade: 1900s
  • Machine Type: Road

3 Responses to “1905 Coventry Challenge”

  1. shane coursey on July 20, 2011 @ 10:51 pm

    what a bike just knowing its one of a kind is so cool thanks for putting this pic up for all of us to enjoy i am in school right now to learn how to work on these kinda bikes so one day i hope to be able to touch or ride one of these babys thanks again shane

  2. Just been looking at anold catalogue for Coventry Challenge bikes from 1905, cost new was about £50 then. Nice to know that there is at least one surviving.

  3. Dean Govan on April 3, 2021 @ 12:57 pm

    Interested in Coventry challenge catalogue please

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