New Beeston Cycle Co
From Graces Guide
of Coventry, manufacturer of motorcycles.
1896 The New Beeston Cycle Co was formed by Harry Lawson; the first works to be taken over would be Quinton Cycle Co. In a P.S. to the announcement, Lawson said this was the last Cycle Co that he intended to be connected with. First motorcycle produced by an English factory. Claimed that the British Motor Co had acquired 70 patents related to motor vehicles.
1896 Reynold's Newspaper pointed out that there was a boom in new companies asking for large amounts from the public but which received very much less in actual subscriptions; examples were given as the Great Horseless Carriage Co and New Beeston Cycle Co.
1896/7 Directory: Listed under cycles. More details
1897 W. Taylor covered 100 miles in three hours and 36 minutes on a motor safety bicycle. 
Traded to 1910.
Sources of Information
- The Standard, 18 June 1896
- Daily News 22 August 1896
- Reynolds's Newspaper 12 July 1896
- The Autocar. 4th September 1897
- The Autocar 1899/05/13
-  MICMA Web Site
- Peck's Trades Directory of Birmingham, 1896-97: Cycles
- Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage by Damien Kimberley. Published 2009. ISBN 978 0 7509 5125 9