Elgin is now home to Africa’s first bicycle museum!
There is one more reason to visit the charming town of Elgin. Home to an array of amazing activities to get up to on weekends, including the famous Rail Market, Elgin now celebrates the most efficient form of transportation – bikes.
Considered Africa’s premier cycling museum, this is the perfect weekend activity for avid cyclists and history buffs who want to learn a bit more about this popular mode of transportation. The museum is now home to stunning historical replicas, including the famous design of Leonardo da Vinci from the 1500s and a boneshaker from the 1800s, as well as 24 other bikes of historical significance.
Trail’s End was started during the lockdown by Pieter Silberbauer who was presented to Wayne Farley from the Franschhoek Museum who had a bit of extra space next to their conference space.
“The following week Mike Bruton arrived on our front steps exclaiming that he thought we should open a bicycle museum. We bought the Cape Town Science Center bicycle collection and signed a loan agreement with the Franschhoek Motor Museum ” says Silberbauer according to News24.
Taking a trip down memory lane is the goal of this museum, as customers have the chance to admire trial and error and the ultimate improvement in the bike.
However, admiring incredible artifacts is not the only thing viewers can visit, Trail’s Ends also offers an extensive network of trails, a hotel, a bike repair shop that provides a full cycling experience, News24 adds.
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