Introducing Bianchi to our valued clients and guests at Reckless Shipyards, we're thrilled to showcase the rich history that intertwines with Italy's own narrative. Edoardo Bianchi, a visionary entrepreneur, inaugurated his first workshop in Milan at the youthful age of 20 in 1885. Initially selling an array of items, including penny-farthings, under a "Repair Shop" sign, Bianchi swiftly became a prominent figure in the burgeoning world of velocipede competitions. By 1899, Bianchi triumphed internationally at the Grand Prix de Paris, marking the brand's initial foray into the competitive cycling arena. Edoardo Bianchi's profound passion for cycling extended to innovative pursuits, leading to the exploration of the internal combustion engine in 1897, a choice that resonated until the 1960s.