Upcoming MBC ride to the Brighton Beach Boxes – 27 Sep 2015

The beach at the end of Dendy Street, Brighton would probably be well-known only to locals if it weren’t for the beach huts (or bathing boxes, if you prefer) that form a neat line along the sand.

Brighton Beach Huts - Image By Stephen Gibson

Brighton Beach Huts – Image By Stephen Gibson

As colourful – or more so – than our Bromptons, these boxes are iconic of our long and closely-held beach culture, with records of the first boxes from as far back as 1862 (frankly, I dunno what took them so long!).

Originally built to preserve modesty and somewhere secure to leave the keys (metaphorically speaking), they still don’t have power or running water and cost in the vicinity of $250,000 to buy – but mind you, only local ratepayers can buy them! This Herald Sun article has more photos and facts.

The ride details:

Date: Sunday, 27 September 2015

Meeting point: Federation Square

Meeting time: 10:00am

Destination: Dendy Street Beach – Brighton Beach Boxes

Route option 1 is the route that we’ve previously ridden to St Kilda Pier, just a little longer.

Route option 1 - MBC ride to Brighton Beach Boxes 27.09.2015

Route option 1 – MBC ride to Brighton Beach Boxes 27.09.2015

We may choose to ride an alternative route there or back. As always, it’s up to the participants to decide on the day their preferred route.

Alternative route options - MBC ride to Brighton Beach Boxes

Alternative route options – MBC ride to Brighton Beach Boxes

If you are planning to come along on the ride, please indicate this by either commenting below, accepting your invitation for this event on our Melbourne Brompton Club Facebook page, or follow and message us on Twitter @Brompton_MEL.

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Please note that riders who participate in Melbourne Brompton Club (“MBC”) rides, do so entirely at their own risk. MBC coordinators will not accept any responsibility or liability (personal and public) for any accident, loss, or damage to persons, bicycles, equipment and personal effects. 

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About Dayna

I'm interested in nature, hiking and photography - but these have been somewhat overwhelmed by a new passion... my Brompton folding bikes! You can follow me on Twitter: @daynaa2000 or @Brompton_MEL Or find me hanging out most Saturdays at Velo Electric & Folding (http://velocycles.com.au/folding-bikes/) or on a Melbourne Brompton Club ride! (https://melbournebromptonclub.wordpress.com)
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