DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014

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Postby marc2131 » 07 Sep 2014, 08:01

The Sydney Rides Festival is organising a series of events in Oct 2014. They will largely be held within the Sydney City Council area. It claims to be the largest bicycle related event in Sydney. It is run in conjunction with the City of Sydney Council.

The organisers are planning to run a couple of events and have approached the Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club to help organise exhibits and riders.

The events are:

Cycle Rama - bike art and vintage display held at the Protohub, Darlinghurst, 11- 19 Oct:

This is a bike art cum vintage bicycle exhibit. It will be held at the gallery space called the ‘Protohub’, Darlinghurst (see address below). This will run from the 11 to 19th Oct.

They are looking for:
Significant vintage bikes from any period, 1870s to 1980s. A special request for Penny Farthings. Any volunteers?
This event will be held at the 'Protohub', 74/76 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, from the 11th to 19th Oct. They'd prefer if your bike/s were on display for the duration of this period, HOWEVER if this is not possible, just loaning the bike/s for exhibition on Saturday 18th Oct will be good too.


Pedalia, 11-25 Oct:

This includes a series of events at different sites within the Sydney Council area; CBD and Darlinghurst area. The main one will be a 'History of Cycling' ride on Sunday, 12 Oct 2014. I believe the retro guys from the DHBC will be leading out this ride. There is a special request for Penny Farthings.

This event is a community-based, not for profit event. I assume there will be lots of publicity, local media and potential TV coverage.

All riders meet at the Protohub Gallery, cnr Crown and Foley Sts, Darlinghurst:
Meet at 7.30am for 8:00am start.
Back at the Protohub at 10am.

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Postby marc2131 » 07 Sep 2014, 11:48

The organisers are keen to get hold of some Penny Farthings for display and hopefully for the historic ride on the 12th Oct. Anyone know how to get in touch with Stretch and Gokulan?
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Postby Karzie » 10 Sep 2014, 11:00

marc2131 wrote:The organisers are keen to get hold of some Penny Farthings for display and hopefully for the historic ride on the 12th Oct. Anyone know how to get in touch with Stretch and Gokulan?
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Marc, they're on facebook. PM me.

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Postby marc2131 » 11 Sep 2014, 10:14

The 'History of Cycling' ride will be happening on the 12th Oct.
Expect to start at 10am from 74 Oxford St Darlinghurst. Expecting a big turn out from the Valley Wheelers, most in vintage DHBC and related cycle gear. Other friendlies are encouraged to join in.
Grouchies need not apply.

Info on this event is still being confirmed, so best to log in here: http://www.cycle-o-rama.com to get up-to-date info on upcoming events.

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Postby marc2131 » 11 Sep 2014, 18:50

STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS!

I have been told by the organisers of the vintage bike ride on the 12th of October it will be officially called

the "Pedalia presents the DHBC History of Cycling Ride"

How good is that?

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Postby marc2131 » 19 Sep 2014, 07:49

Hi, just got feedback from the organisers of the 12th Oct "Pedalia presents the DHBC History of Cycling Ride".
Start and finish times to be confirmed later.
If anyone has questions email me at marc@hwy.com.au.

Pedalia presents the DHBC History of Cycling Ride itinerary is as follows:
Start in Protohub Gallery, Foley St, Darlinghurst.
Cruise through Hyde Park, pass Art Gallery of NSW, through The Domain, down to Circular Quay, through the Rocks and under The Bridge, past wharves and Barangaroo, across Pyrmont Bridge, down to Piramma Park (for a quick look and photos etc) ,back over Pyrmont Bridge, through Darling Harbour, up through Martin Place, back through Hyde Park and finish at Protohub, Foley St, Darlinghurst.

http://www.cycle-o-rama.com/wp-content/ ... rogram.pdf

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Postby marc2131 » 22 Sep 2014, 08:25

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The official advert for the 'Pedalia present the DHBC History of Cycling Ride'.
All riders meet at the Protohub Gallery, cnr Crown and Foley Sts, Darlinghurst:
Meet at 7.30am for 8:00am start.
Back at the Protohub at 10am.

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Postby marc2131 » 09 Oct 2014, 12:26

For those of you who have committed to ride in the official "Pedalia presents DHBC History of Cycling" ride on this Sunday.

We are supposed to be at the Protohub Gallery starting point (73 Oxford St Darlinghurst) by 7.45am.
We therefore can leave marrickville at 7.10am to allow a leisurely ride to Darlinghurst.

See you there.

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Postby marc2131 » 10 Oct 2014, 07:02

As part of the Sydney Rides Week, the 'Cycle-O-Rama' will be launched tonight at the Protohub Gallery, 73 Oxford St Darlinghurst.
The DHBC Valley Wheelers have approximately 4 to 5 vintage bikes on display.
The Valley Wheelers will be attending as guests.
The event begins at 6pm.

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Postby marc2131 » 10 Oct 2014, 21:22

Photos of tonights launch of the Sydney City Council's Sydney Rides Week and Cycle O Rama at the Protohub Gallery at 73 Oxford St, Darlinghurst.
Big Friendly Vegan claims DHBC is full of hipsters. I beg to disagree. They all live in Darlinghurst.

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I've never seen so many trendie fixies in my life ......
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However I did spot one lone DHBC hipster. Let's not be judgemental ....
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The DHBC Valley Wheelers contributed the bulk of the vintage bikes on display. Cycle-O-Rama was pleased with our contribution.
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This geniune DHBC 'Alcon' roadie from 1948 was placed rather ceremoniously on a pedestal .......
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Others were just content to look
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Lots of free beer and cider made some very smiley and quite happy. Stretch Fowler's Penny Farthing managed to do a credible levitation without anyone taking much notice.
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JohnJ attempting to explain why hairy tyres are faster than modern 700c, 23mm singles.
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Don't forget Sunday's DHBC Historic Ride - which is now part of the Sydney Council/Cycle-O-Rama event. We depart the Marrickville Post Office Cafe at 7.10am and head to the Protohub Gallery, Darlinghurst. Vintage and retro bikes and jerseys are mandatory.
The official ride starts at 8am with 2 DHBC Penny Farthings leading an entourage of vintage steel bicycles from the DHBC Valley Wheelers. We've just been told a film crew from the BBC will be following us around the CBD.

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Postby marc2131 » 12 Oct 2014, 11:11

We met at the Protohub Gallery this morning with a contingent of DHBC (and their friends) on Pennys, vintage steel bikes, a dragster and even a couple of people on carbon.
We proceeded to ride through Hyde Park, stopped at the fountain for a photo opportunity, proceeded to the Domain and Lady Macquarie's Chair, amused quite a few locals and tourists, rode back to the war memorial where we met the BBC reporters. They took pics and did interviews.

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