Melbourne Tweed Ride at the Grainger Museum
The Grainger Museum will be hosting the start of the Melbourne Tweed Ride this year, an event in which bicycle enthusiasts will take to the streets in their tweed for a ride through the city of Melbourne. The Museum will open early to welcome the riders, provide refreshments among other activities.
The Grainger Museum is excited to announce that this year’s Melbourne Tweed Ride will be starting at the Museum at 9:00am on Sunday 21 May. The Melbourne Tweed Ride is a metropolitan bicycle ride with a bit of style. The participants take to the streets in their well-pressed best, and cycle through the city’s iconic landmarks, stopping along the way for tea breaks and a picnic and ending with a ‘jolly knees up’. Refreshments will be served to the cyclists before their departure from the Museum, to be enjoyed to gramophone music. Percy Grainger was an avid cyclist with a love of tweed and the Museum has a painting by Grainger himself of his beloved bicycle (July 1897) and both a tweed sports coat and a tweed suit, as part of our 600 items of clothing in our collection. The Grainger Museum is pleased to be partnering with this fun and engaging community event while providing another opportunity to use the Museum’s diverse and unique collection to the tell the the story of Percy Grainger.