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30 November 2010

Cycle Chic Sundays Does Cockatoo Island

Ladies wanted for dangerously subversive step-through bicycle experiment!!!

Film-maker, Mike Rubbo has a mission.  He wants everyone to ride sit-up/step-through bikes.  He has a blog dedicated to this cause and some might say he is relentless in his quest.

He has 15 vintage ladies step-through bikes and I said I would help him find 15 ladies to ride them and participate in a short documentary film for YouTube.  It will be along the lines of his recent documentary Bike It Or Not (featuring some of these bikes) and that wonderful British film Beauty and the Bike.

The aim is to prove just how accessible this style of bike is and how different it feels to ride.
So have you always wanted to try a step-through classic bicycle ?  Not sure what the big deal is ?
Now is your chance.  We're hoping to find women of all ages (so yes, your younger sister, your mother....) who have perhaps never ridden this style of bike, to put on a frock and come and try.
To make it even more exciting, we will be selling said bikes after the film shoot at low cost (max $100 each) with all proceeds going towards a worthwhile bike related initiative (to be decided).  So not only could you be part of a fun film but you could get to ride away on a new (old) bike!

On top of all that, we will be having a fun ride around the Island and sharing a picnic with our lovely friends the Feather Brigade so it should be a great day.

It's imperative that I know who would like to participate in the film and will require a bike before Saturday so we know we have you covered.

Please either RSVP on the facebook event page, leave a message here or email me if you have any questions.

WHEN:     Sunday 5 December
WHERE:   Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour
HOW:       Meet at one of these ferry stops
- Rose Bay (ferry dep.10.13am)
- Circular Quay (ferry for Cockatoo Island via Woolwich dep.11.10am)
- Woolwich (ferry for Cockatoo Island dep.11.34am)
Return ferries are very regular.  Sydney Ferries link here.
BRING:     Some yummy picnic food and drink.  Your own upright bike unless you'd like to ride one of ours.


Cherilyn said...

Awesome! I'm intrigued by the dangerous and subversive parts, but just too far away. Hope you have a blast!

Joyce aka Miss CycleStyle said...

Ah! I'm not in Sydney until the weekend after, otherwise I'd be there like a shot.

Kim said...

Good luck Mike!!