BUMS ON STREETS

The Courier-Mail - QWeekend - - QUEENSLAND LIFE - PIC­TURE: MARK CRAN­ITCH

For eight years they have met in the pre-dawn light. A core group of up to six men, their friend­ships formed dur­ing triathlons and iron­man com­pe­ti­tions over the past 20 years, meet every Fri­day from 5.30am. Aged be­tween their mid-50s to late-60s, they cy­cle into the Bris­bane CBD from their homes to meet at Streets Beach at South Bank for a swim and ex­er­cise ses­sion. Af­ter­wards, they en­joy break­fast at one of the nearby cafes and then head to their re­spec­tive work­places. On Fri­day evenings, they meet again at one of the men’s homes for an­other of their pas­sions – play­ing ukule­les. They are all mem­bers of Bris­bane Ukulele Mu­sic So­ci­ety (BUMS).

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