Sunday, May 26, 2019

Bromptons joined BALLARAT TWEED RIDE 2019

Today May 26, Bromptons joined a Tweed Ride held in the town of Ballarat, Victoria of Australia. Tweed Ride was a part of the Ballarat Heritage Week event.

As you may know, a Tweed Ride is a bike ride where a group of cyclists dress in historic and vintage attire. It is told that the tradition began in London in the 90s with riders dressing in classic British winter attire and riding through the streets of London. Similar events are now held all around the world.

We assembled at the cannons beside Restaurant Piper's on Wendouree Lake.

Despite forecast, it was a glorious autumnal climate with sunshine but suitable temperature for tweed clothes in the morning.

Six Bromptons made the lineup and a Penny Farthing joined.

The ride began at 11:15 am after a short safety briefing.

It was a big ride!

A ride finished at City Hall. They are award winners for best dressed.

Please enjoy the movie. (equipment: Gopro Hero 7 Black)

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Brompton Travelers enjoy Melbourne!

Last weekend Brompton travelers enjoyed Melbourne.

Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, is a suitable travel destination for Brompton riders because of its friendliness to every cyclist with a variety of nice bike paths. In addition there are choices of day trips including a visit to Winery Restaurants in Yarra Valley, Penguin Parade at Philip Island, and sightseeing of dramatic coastline and limestone cliffs in the Great Ocean Road.

Upon arrival, I brought them to Beach Trail where sunshine and breeze were poured onto runners and bikers.

Looking over lovely beach line.

Famous Brighton Beach.

Second day, we went to the Great Ocean Road with Bromptons.

We reached the Broken Head. The stormy Southern Ocean and blasting winds gradually eroded the softer limestone, forming sheer cliffs of hundreds miles.

We became witnesses of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up majestically from the Southern Ocean.

Third day, my guest Brompton travelers went to Yarra Valley to enjoy lovely food and wine.

We returned to CBD after lunch to unfold Bromptons. The last ride in Melbourne was on Capital City Trail.

While it was a busy three-day stay in Melbourne, they were able to visit all of the three major tourist destinations in Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road, Yara Valley, in addition to lovely Brompton rides along beach and river.