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.
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.
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.
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.
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.