We’re resuming our social rides in style – with a Tweed Ride!
This time of year is fun to dress up in Tweed (and similar vintage outfits) as it’s definitely getting colder! It’s also World Bicycle Day this week (3 June) and we can reflect how far we’ve come (or not) in style and comfort whilst riding bikes, and how they’ve helped shape our lives over the last two centuries. And lastly, because we need a gentle ride to get back into the swing of things, so we’ll keep this one short and fun.
Gathering in front of the Royal Exhibition Building (opposite the Museum entrance) for some photos, we’ll pootle down Napier St to the Edinburgh Gardens. Then we’ll head west towards Melbourne Zoo. If anyone would like a photo outside of the house used for outside shots in Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries we’ll find it in Parkville before wending our way through the grounds of Melbourne Uni to return to Carlton. Before the end of the ride we may choose to stop for a coffee, icecream or other take away food/drink (depending on the queues) around the Lygon St cafe strip, before finishing back at the Carlton Gardens and Royal Exhibition Building.
Meeting time: 10am
Meeting place: Between the Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Museum
Ride distance: approx 10-12km
Ride duration: approx 2hr, depending on number of photo stops, queue at coffee stop etc
NEW RIDE RULES
- You MUST keep at lease 1.5m apart at all times (unless you live in the same dwelling).
- You MUST NOT attend if you are unwell in any way, or know or suspect you have been in contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19.
- You MUST NOT handle anyone else’s possessions (unless you live in the same household). Yes, I know that it’ll be me who’ll be itching to line up or straighten bikes for a photo, but it’s hands off for the foreseeable future.
- Everyone should bring their own
• hand sanitizer
• snack/food (as required, although we will try to stop for take away)
- Please RSVP for all rides. If your plans change and you need to cancel, please also let me know so we don’t wait unnecessarily. (This one hasn’t changed.)
What to wear?!
Don’t have Tweed in your wardrobe? Don’t panic; there are a lot of ways to get into the spirit of a Tweed Ride (aka Tweed Run) with modern clothes you might have.
Search for natural fabrics with interesting textures (corduroy wool, lace), clothes that you can layer, scarves, gloves, hats, stockings or thickish socks, leather shoes, suspenders, bowties, jewellery (real or fake) – all of this can pull otherwise separate articles of clothing together.
Hats can also really make a costume, but I would ask you to please be mindful of the law and wear a helmet when riding.
For more inspiration search Tweed Ride or Tweed Run on Google, Pintrest, Instagram etc.
Hope to see you then! : )