The Farren Collection and Shepparton’s Motor Museum: The show is off to a much more prosaic start this morning than usual as a last minute hitch means that we are forced to carry on without Val and his dulcet tones are sorely missed! Faith is joined in the studio by guest Charlie Farren and we each share a bicycle moment. We also take a quick look at this year’s Hunt 1000 which has been an adventure packed ride, even before the Grand Depart, with snowfalls and blizzards. You can follow the riders progress here.
Talk turns to the Farren Collection and Charlie explains the history and development of this world-renowned bicycle collection, the late Paul Farren’s passion and commitment in developing the collection, and the era of the bicycle that is the focus of the collection. While the collection, housed in Melbourne in a private museum, encompasses over 200 bicycles a new home has been found for forty of those bicycles at the Shepparton Motor Museum(Soon to be MOVE), making these amazing machines and the history embodied within them accessible to many more people. Make sure you get to Shepparton to check it out and if you would like to arrange a group tour of the private collection in Melbourne then leave a message for the Yarra BUG Radio peeps with 3CR and we’ll pass on your details.
Discussion turns to the Victorian Penny Farthing Championships this weekend in Geelong with a full day of activities for the whole family at Geelong West Oval and velodrome. You’ll find all the details here. Also coming up this weekend for those living and riding in Maribyrnong is a drop in session towards building the new City of Maribyrnong Bicycling Stategy. Later in the week on Thursday is the last of the fabulous MoreArt Projector Bike rides, its free but reserve your space now!