A tweedy bike too­tle

Havelock North Village Press - - News -

On Sunday the 19th of June the Loyal Hau­moana Cy­cling Club has once again or­gan­ised the an­nual Mid Win­ter Tweed cy­cle ride.

Cy­clists wear­ing tweed or tar­tan will start the ride at 11am at West Quay Ahuriri in Napier and fol­low a trail around the streets and path­way viewing the 31 Sea Wall mu­rals in Ahuriri and the city.

They will stop for lunch in the city then will gather once again at 1.30pm in front of one of the mu­rals in the Cathe­dral car park for a group photo, be­fore mak­ing their way back to Ahuriri where they will fin­ish the ride at Speight’s Ale House.

There are huge an­nual tweed rides in Lon­don, New York, Syd­ney and other over­seas ci­ties. The Lon­don ride last month had a limit of 1000 rid­ers and en­tries were sold out within days. In New Zealand tweed rides are held in Auck­land and Christchurch and soon in Hamilton.

The Loyal Hau­moana Cy­cling Club ex­pects at least 30 rid­ers wear­ing tweed or tar­tan on a va­ri­ety of vintage and mod­ern cy­cles to join this fun free ride in Napier but or­gan­is­ers say they would not be sur­prised if there were more, as this is the fourth year it has been held in Hawke’s Bay and the ride is grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity, in line with the grow­ing num­ber of recre­ational cy­clists in the re­gion.

One of the rid­ers, a mem­ber of the Oa­maru Or­di­nary Cy­cle Club, will be rid­ing an Or­di­nary (penny far­thing) and Judy from the Loyal Hau­moana Cy­cle club will be rid­ing a 1918 ladies’ Rudge safety cy­cle. Many other cy­clists will be rid­ing vintage cy­cles dat­ing from the 1920s to 40s. The ride is open to any cy­clist and they can ride any age or type of bike they have as long as they are wear­ing some­thing tweed or tar­tan.

TWEEDY TWOSOME: This dap­per duo are about to de­part for the Loyal Hau­moana Cy­cling Club’s An­nual MidWin­ter Tweed Ride.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.