John Brown (of Padiham)
From Graces Guide
1869 Patent. '2558. To John Brown, of Padiham, in the county of Lancaster, Overlooker, for the invention of "improved means of, and appliances for, facilitating the exercise or riding of bicycles or velocipedes."'
Sources of Information
-  Gazette Issue 23534 published on the 10 September 1869. Page 10 of 58