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In Happenings
Lovely Bikes

By Gavin Bannerman

Friday night’s a great night for bicycles

On 13, Jul 2013 | One Comment | In Happenings, Lovely Bikes | By Gavin Bannerman

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.


Warren Meade


Martin Reason


Darrell McCulloch (front)

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!


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In Lovely Bikes
The Big Day

By Gavin Bannerman


On 11, Jun 2013 | No Comments | In Lovely Bikes, The Big Day | By Gavin Bannerman

If you’re one of the southern folks thinking about booking a trip to come to Pushies, make sure you’re up for Friday night. On the evening of 12 July, the Holland Park Bowls Club will host a little event to kick off the Pushies Galore weekend in style. We’re dubbing it Handpicked.

The night will feature a selection of stunning bikes and entertaining guests such as vintage bike aficionado Warren Meade. Add woodfired pizzas and some special beers from Mountain Goat Brewery.

This will be an opportunity learn the stories behind some unique bikes. One of these will be a 1927 Malvern Star ridden by Sir Hubert Opperman. He rode this particular bike on several motor pace races and distance record attempts. It’s a special bike, having been ridden by a special rider.

Added to the mix will be some Queensland bike history – both old and new. Come along on Friday 12 July from 6pm to talk restorations, decals and patina.





Last year’s conversation …

Pushies Galore 2012 – opening night from Gavin Bannerman on Vimeo.


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