Cycling in Sydney Australia
Dressed in your vintage best, you can help showcase the stylish side of cycling this Sunday September 23 riding between Manly Art Gallery and Manly Lagoon Park. Held as part of the Bike Life Festival to commemorate 111 years of cycling in Manly.
Free breakfast for all riders from 9.30am, ride starts at 10.00am. Prizes awarded for 'Best Retro/Vintage Outfit' and 'Best Dressed Bike'.
All welcome. Helmets required.
Meeting Point: Manly Art Gallery and Museum, West Esplanade, Manly at 9:30am.
Finish Point: Launch of Bike Life Festival, Manly Lagoon Park, Queenscliff at about 10:45am.
More information: Bike Life Festival website
Great Gig - thank you Celia. I did enjoy the opportunity to give my old tradies' roadster an airing.
Looking for pics and posts from the ride.
Thank you for coming along Ted! I was overwhelmed by the positive response we had - totally undercatered the breakfast!!
I'll post some pictures soon when we gather them all together and I'll pick the best ones.....
Was going to ride our 1960s vintage tandem tricycle, alas a tube blew overnight and took the bead off the tyre with it. Try getting a 600Ax28 tyre tube at 09:00 on a Sunday (or anywhere not involving the internet for that matter). So, the Si clan coincidentally and at the last minute rode our most modern bicycles instead, much to the distress of my mum who thought she was going to be stoker and now had to ride her own bike - she was a little nervous about that as she hates riding in crowds and amongst peds (i.e. the beach shared path on a weekend). She ended up really enjoying it, as did we all. My 11 month old son missed his morning sleep though so we had to dash home from the end as he was... err... making this known rather loudly.
The surprisingly huge number of riders was a very welcome site. Looking forward to next year.
Dee Why Cycle Hub had 28" tyres in stock for my old roadster, albeit a couple of years ago. Larry,the proprietor is very helpful. http://deewhy.bikehub.com.au
Yes indeed, Manly's first ever bicycle traffic jam!
Will try to get some photos up later tonight.
Retro Ride photos here.
Looking forward to next year's already! This ride is destined to become a classic, I think it might even outdo the Tweed.
More photos for Manly Retro Ride enthusiasts!!!
Can't wait for next year!
Had to share this with my fellow cycling enthusiasts.....
a great video by one of our Manly Retro Ride participants - Dave Sawyer.....VIDEO
Looks like you had better make Dave official video maker for future Retros!
Looks like a great day out, sorry I missed it. Good to see the helmet requirement wasn't enforced! Will be there next year for sure.