Robin Williams's rare bike collection goes to auction

Late actor's private bicycle collection is put up for auction in aid of charity, includes rare team, one-off and limited edition road bikes

Robin Williams and Jim Ochowicz at the 2003 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Robin Williams was not only a successful and well-loved comedian and actor, he was also a huge fan of cycling and amassed a collection of over 100 bikes. He was an avid cyclist and race fan, appearing at the Tour de France as a spectator and to support the riders.

Williams died in 2014, and his family has now put 87 bikes up for auction to raise funds for two of Williams's favoured charities, the Challenged Athletes Foundation and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.