What: Bottles and Chains ‘Disciples of the Iron Horse’ Ride
When: Saturday November 24th @ 2:00pm
Where: Sandy Bay Sailing Club, Nutgrove Beach
Why: On one Saturday in 1882, a group of six cyclists from the Hobart
Bicycle Club competed in a race from Long Beach in Sandy Bay to Browns
River at Kingston Beach and back. The race took them several hours.
The road between Sandy Bay and Kingston in those days was an unformed
‘track’. The riders not only had to contend with mud, steep ungraded
climbs and scrub, but with their equipment also… they were riding fixed
gear bicycles with brakes that were somewhat ineffectual downhill…
anyway they did it and now we’re going to do it too…!!
I keeping with the spirit of Bottles and Chains this will be an ‘informal’
event… there’s no entry fee’s or alike and all and sundry are welcome…
Registration - 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Briefing - 1:45pm
Racing - 2:00pm
The ride’s open to anyone but we’ll be organising everyone into four
cats. Brakeless Fixed (aka Mad Bastards), Fixed/Singlespeed (aka The
Legs), Roadies (aka Dopers) and Fat Tyres (aka Knobblies).
You have to bring a bike to ride and a helmet! Sensible clothes are not
required, or encouraged.
The ride will be followed by plenty of beer and a BBQ at Long
Beach/Nutgrove (whatever the hell beach it is). There will be someone
kicking around there during the ride so if you want to bring along some
snags/beer/vege burgers/etc and leave them there while you ride, that
will be fine!
Everyone who enters will get a spoke card for the memories, and there
might be some prizes for whoever makes it back first!
Drop us an e-mail at email@example.com or call Mischa on 0438 599 147.