Last night, Holland Park Bowls Club hosted Handpicked – an entree to the Pushies Galore main course on Sunday.
We had a 1920s shearer’s bike, a beautifully restored curbside find, a Llewellyn randonneur, a Malvern Star ridden by Sir Hubert Opperman, a modern penny farthing, a restored Healing, a Bianchi team bike, our BMX poster bike and a pair of Rockets as built and ridden by Jack Pesch.
We featured two serial registers belonging for Hoffy Cycles, dating from 1939. You’ll be able to thumb your way through copies on Sunday if you want more info on one of your Sandgate-made bikes.
And we had chats with three very interesting gentlemen (Warren Meade, Martin Reason and Darrell McCulloch) ranging from the ethics of preservation/restoration to bike infrastructure projects to whether a timber Queenslander is like an old steel frame.
Thanks to our speakers and guests for a top night of pizza, beer, bikes and great conversation. See the Flickr set for more. Entree served!