The image of everyone smiling, ringing their bike bells cycling down Bourke Street in the spring sunshine is still very much with me and this really does feel like the start of something very exciting in Sydney. How wonderful to meet so many other like-minded riders who most definitely "get" what the cycle chic movement is all about. Bravo to everyone for getting into the spirit and joining us, it wouldn't have been a success without you!
Special thanks, of course, to City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore for showing her support and joining us at the start of the ride. Thanks to her vision, we are slowly getting the infrastructure we need to explore this "city of villages" - and explore we will, just try to stop us.
There's only one way forward from here - and that's straight ahead, on two wheels, slowly, stylishly and smiling.....
Here is a snapshot of the day from Tokyo Bike to the Beresford Hotel via the Bourke Street cycle way to Remy & Lees Cafe with lunch in a park and shopping at I Ran The Wrong Way. Rather a lot of socialising and less riding than perhaps we envisaged but so nice to just let the day unfold organically. This is after all, what Cycle Chic Sundays is all about - catching up with friends and meeting new ones while riding bikes and looking chic. Indeed.
Special thanks go to Mike Rubbo of Sit-up Cycle Blog for documenting the ride in his inimicable way. He's posted his colourful take on the day here.
And the completely delightful and inspirational Sue Abbott who also posted about the ride on her Freedom Cyclist blog here.
And the lovely Feather Brigade who posted here.
There are also a zillion more photographs in the Cycle Chic Sundays Sydney flickr group. Feel free to join and add your own pics of the ride to this group - we'd love to have you.
[apologies for not naming everyone here, I will attempt to do so in flickr]
PS: plans for the next ride are underway and will be posted here soon so please follow us or like our facebook page to keep upto date with everything!
Hi Saskia, thanks so much for organizing the ride on sat. It was great fun. We have a bare handful of pics up on Featherbrigade, but we have signed ourselves up to flickr and will be adding to the group. Can't wait for the next ride.
I'm certain I was the least chic rider there. Someone accused my bike of being "masculine", for gosh sake.
Good thing you didn't take any snaps of me.
hey masculine bikes can be chic !
Looks like an amazing day!!
Thanks for a great day, Saskia!
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