There’s one more reason to visit the charming town of Elgin. Home to a range of incredible activities to get up to on the weekend, including the famous Railway Market, Elgin is now celebrating the most efficient form of transport – bicycles.
Considered Africa’s first bicycle museum, it’s the perfect weekend activity for avid cyclists and history buffs looking to learn a bit more about this popular mode of transport. The museum now gives a home to some stunning historical replicas, including Leonardo Da Vinci’s famed design from the 1500s and a boneshaker from the 1800s, along with 24 other historically significant bikes.
Trail’s End was started during lockdown by Pieter Silberbauer who was introduced to Wayne Farley from the Franschhoek Museum who had a bit of extra space alongside their conference space.
“The very next week Mike Bruton arrived on our stoep, exclaiming that he thinks we should open a bicycle museum. We bought the bicycle collection from the Cape Town Science Centre and signed a loan agreement with the Franschhoek Motor Museum” says Silberbauer as per News24.
Taking a trip down memory lane is the objective of this museum as patrons have the chance to admire the trial and error and the ultimate improvement of the bicycle.
However, admiring incredible artefacts aren’t the only things that viewers can get up to, Trail’s Ends also offers a vast network of trails, a hotel, a bicycle repair workshop that offers a complete cycling experience, News24 adds.