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This post has been written by Kristen from The Cycles of Summer…
Vintage-loving ladies you are invited to join our journey for the First Cycle of Summer.
Together we will cycle between the trees, around the river and by the cityscapes.
When: Sunday 1st of February
Location: New Farm Park
Time: Meet at 3pm for picnic. Cycle commences at 4pm!
A little about us:
A boy and girl met and fell in like, in the city of Brisbane. The girl loved and appreciated all things vintage and longed to experience the world by bicycle. The boy surprised the girl by lovingly restoring a retro cruiser for her. The boy named the bicycle Juliette. The girl and Juliette take scenic routes around their beautiful city.
Our website The Cycles of Summer was created to share the discoveries and insights you can experience when riding a bicycle. It was also created with the hope of developing a small community of Vintage Betties who ride bicycle. Together we will meet, cycle and picnic together in our beautiful city.
Be a stylish Betty….
Wear a vintage frock to our event and have the chance to win a sweet little gift for being voted the most stylish Betty.
Life is a picnic…
Picnics perfectly compliment bicycle rides. Bring your picnic rug and a sweet or savoury treat to share. We will provide light refreshments. Pack your basket full of your favourite treats and be ready to enjoy this special experience. Our picnic will provide the opportunity to get to know each other.
Images captured by Cassandra Eggert from Ivy and Pine Photography
Wearing a sweet vintage dress on a sunny day with a breeze is delightful. In that moment everything in life feels wonderful!
But when planning your outfit for a ride there are some things be mindful of – the length or your dress, the suitability of your under garments and shoes, and how comfortable you’ll be. A 1950’s summer dress usually has all the elements for stylish and comfortable riding. High wasted shorts with lacy tops or jumpsuits are also great options. As always, helmets are a must.
The Cycles of Summer: A blog for Vintage Betties, sun seekers and their bicycles
The Cycles of Summer is a blog for people who want to meet up with over pedal pushers for relaxing rides. We’re not interested in speed or lycra – we like to take our time, have a chat and enjoy the scenery. Our hope is that we will soon have a small community of ladies that regularly invite each other to cycle to markets, ride along coastlines, plan trips to GoMA, plan routes incorporating vintage shops and cafes, picnic together in parks, go on sunset cruises and cycles under the stars.
This blog is a great platform to connect with other Vintage Betties and share your thoughts on vintage culture, threads and bicycles.
We look forward to meeting and cycling with you on Sunday 1st of February. It will be the start of a wonderful journey.
If you live in Brisbane, have a retro styled bike and enjoy wearing vintage dress, then join our journey. It will be one full of sunshine!
Check us out: www.thecyclesofsummer.com