This classic, homemade bicycle built for two had been stored in the garage of a home in the Avenue Rd. and Lawrence Ave. area for several years and was recently brought to Aurora, where it was originally made.
Dudley Wilcox was born in 1922 and grew up in Aurora. As a young teenager growing up in the 1930s, he designed this bike and made it by getting old bikes at the dump and taking parts from them. Dudley’s wife, Isobel, who just moved out of the house where the bike had been stored, recalls that he had dates with a “previous” girlfriend who would ride the bike with him from Aurora to Toronto. This certainly must have been no easy feat given the bike has no gears and is extremely heavy!
Many thanks to Munro Wilcox, Dudley’s youngest son, for providing the pictures and information.
The bicycle is now on display at Rec Cycle N’ Sports in Aurora.