The Vikram Pendse Cycles Museum opened in May 2017 with a massive personal collection of cycles, restored and put together by Vikram Pendse and Pandurang Gaikwad. The museum is located atop Pendse’s own bungalow--three storeys high. It houses over a hundred and fifty cycles, the oldest being the 1914 Sunbeam, from England. All the floors have cycles and/or cycling equipment, however, the second and third floor also share space with other historical artefacts. Pendse started collecting in 1992, after being gifted a BSA Paratrooper collapsible cycle, dating back to World War II.

Aside from vintage and current cycles, the collection also includes accessories and spares, such as tires, seats, bells, gears, air pumps, lamps, and so on. It also has old household items like typewriters, alcohol bottles, keychains, radio sets, lighters, sewing machines, kitchenware, etc. The museum has been designed to look like a cycling track. Pendse and his family are responsible for the museum’s upkeep and funding.

 

Category
Specialised
Established
2017
Opening Days
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Public holidays
Visiting Hours
11:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.
Entry Fee
Applicable ₹100 for individuals above 5 years of age
Average Duration
1-2 hours
Address
22, Harsh Bunglow, Lane Number 6, Sahawas Society, Karve Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra
Getting There
The museum lies in Karve Nagar, one of the most popular locations in the city. It is 50 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from the railway station. The closest bus stop is Karve Road. It is accessible by bus, cab and rickshaw.
Facilities
Managed By
Private Organization
Person In-charge
Owner, Vikram Pendse
Email
vikrampendsecycles@gmail.com
Phone
8530418517