What amazes me at the Vintage Rides is the diversity of the bikes there and the innovative and skilful restorations of old bikes. As well as the old bikes that are simply given a new set of tyres and ridden as rusty, much loved and practical means of transport or as showcases for other art works. Today’s ride was certainly an event which showcased all of these.
This artist who decorates his bike with his creations.
This bike, a street find, with the upturned handlebars and bottletop bar-ends.
This bike, meticulously restored, handmade picnic box on the back and handlebars crafted from an old wooden curtain rod.
This handmade cargo bike, able to carry two children which has been ridden to Nelsons Bay and back, a round trip of around 160k’s.
This old and beautifully rusty bike ridden around for everyday transport.
And our MC with his leather helmet, goggles and waxed moustache!