Bicycle Junction cordially invites you to join us on 5th November 2016 to celebrate the history of the bicycle and a bygone era when lady and gentlemen riders ruled the roads and alleyways. In these modern times, the car is still king. Slowly the tide is turning, but at present the bicycle has been relegated to a utilitarian tool of transport or a recreational machine for the adventurous few.
Registration will remain open online until 12 noon on event day!
The Need for Tweed ride is a chance for Wellington riders to break the mould. The concept of a modern day ride will be flipped on its head - instead we will celebrate the inherent style and grace of one of the most enduring of humankind’s inventions in the fashion it was intended to be celebrated. To achieve this, we take a step back in time to the 19th and early 20th Century, when tweed suits and leather brogues were high leisurely fashion. Tweed is a sartorial icon, and nothing sets the scene for gentlemanly and lady-like fun quite like clothing befitting a relaxed and stylish ride.
Since the inception of the Tweed Run in London, similar movements have taken hold in metropolitan centres worldwide - we can confidently say that the Wellington Need For Tweed ride has one of the most scenic routes in the world! The goal is to celebrate a simpler time, when getting out on your bike was a social pursuit enjoyed by the many.
Cycling makes getting places about the journey rather than the destination, but for this event we've tried to make those special too! The ride will depart from Shelly Bay at 1pm, heading south. We will stop 5km around the bay at Cog Park near Greta Point for a picnic and entertainment. The ride then continues north for about 3km around the beautiful Wellington bays to Oriental Bay before finishing at the Rogue and Vagabond lawn on Garrett Street for entertainment, refreshments and the prizegiving.
As with previous years we will also celebrate best dressed woman and best dressed man along with our favorite couple, best moustache and best bicycle.
This year we have added a new competition to the schedule - the Club Sandwich Extravaganza, which will test your sandwich making skills. If you fancy yourself a master in the art of the club sandwich then please enter a platter of your best. You must bring enough for our skilled panel of 6 judges to taste. Please remember this is a tea party and not a school lunch. Only club sandwiches served on the appropriate crockery will be accepted. Please no Tupperware - it wouldn't be right.
Join us on November 5th in your best earthen coloured vintage fabrics to partake in a bit of light-hearted fun. While we readily admit to a vintage bias, no-one will be turned away. The right attitude is the only prerequisite.
While all are welcome, registration is required for all those attending the event. This is required for purposes of booking catering and entertainment. Please buy your tickets here to ensure your place. Please include the following details:
- Names of yourself and those in your group
- Your contact phone number
- your contact email
Registration is $10 per person, which includes afternoon tea and entertainment. Tickets can also be bought in store at Bicycle Junction.
We look forward to seeing you out there.