Wednesday, 30 November 2011

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On Sunday me, John and a friend went on the Melbourne Tweed Ride. I have wanted to do this for such a long time, and I was chuffed that it was finally happening. Being unsure of the weather, I went for the vintage dress option rather than tweed, and, while that suited the elements – pretty cold morning, nicely warm lunchtime, very hot afternoon – typical, Melbourne! – I must admit I do wish I had suited up in tweed too! As in my case the wearing of a bike helmet renders good hair impossible, I simply enjoyed the ride, and photographed the amazing turn outs of my fellow tweed riders!

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It was a pretty good feeling to be riding along, at a leisurely pace, with such a group of great bikes and dapper types. I can't wait for the next one! I have some far more tweedy outfits in mind ;)

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The Collar of the Dove said...

oh what a stylish bunch!

Michelle's Style File said...

How fabulous! I would love to have seen this in person.


Madeleine said...

I participated in the Sydney Tweed Ride- such a fun idea, showing people you don't need to be tight-lycra clad to be able to ride a bike. Cycling can be a very classy & dapper affair! Beautiful photos.


Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

I cannot believe I have never heard of this. It looks awesome!

*sings* Ridin' along on my pushbike, honey...

Jo said...

Ohh, this sounds like the greatest idea ever! <3 Everyone looks oh-so stylish!

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Emily Baker said...

this looks incredible!! I had no idea anything like this existed. Your photographs came out beautifully too :)

Q's Daydream said...

amazingly fun!

Tegan McIntosh said...

This is seriously awesome, I didn't know that such a thing existed!

Katie said...

How fantastic! I had no idea a tweed run was being held in Melbourne. It looks like much fun was had by all.

Aureart said...

Great Post . . .W the bikers & Viva la Bicicletta!

Zane said...

great photos, I really enjoyed this

Rose said...

Looks like you'd an amazing time riding! After having something planned from ages and seeing it manifesting in reality is an overwhelming experience in itself.
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LandGirl1980 said...

Oh this looks like SO much fun!! I really must try and do the one in the UK next year...

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh what I would have given to be there!!! I love the girl with the bike that has a tartan pannier bag (is it you?) and how about the guy with the awesome hat box on his bike!! Penny farthings, outfits in such a glorious variety and lots of smiles - what a day!

Pippy O' Hara said...

oooo this is wonderful :)

Miss Emmi said...

Is that girl with the pith hat wearing one of those awesome helmets-disguised-as-hats? I must know where she got it, if so!

esme and the lane way said...

Miss Emmi: it is! And wearing it is the lovely Joyce of Cyclestyle – she can help with all sorts of not-ugly helmets! x

Lilian Harlow said...

This looks like so much fun! I harbour an unrequited love for bicycles... I love them, but they don't love me. I adore these photos, each and every one is beautiful and you've captured the day perfectly! Glorious.

hong-lean said...

awesome fashionable helmets!

megcasson said...

This looks amazing, so many nice outfits! What a fun day!


Tasha said...

This looks just so magical! I love all the outfits and tweedy goodness. Looks like a delightful time.

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