Need for Tweed

You may have seen NZ bike shop Bicycle Junction in on of our earlier issues of Treadlie Magazine. Well this weekend, Bicycle Junction is hosting what may be Wellington’s first Tweed Ride.

The idea is to get dressed up to the 9s in traditional cycling attire to salute a bygone era Рa high spirited celebration of the humble bicycle and its long enduring history.  Riders then take their bicycles on a tour of Wellington.


Attendees will follow a planned route at a dignified pace with various stops along the way to keep you fed and entertained. The ride will end in the CBD at Little Beer Quarter where riders can stay for a drink and nibble or go their separate ways.

This is a metropolitan bicycle day out and social highlight of the year that’s not to be missed. Expect fashion on wheels, some great Wellington landmarks, music and plenty of photo opportunities! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Dust off your velocipedes and penny farthings, cafe racers and general rust buckets.

Registration is compulsory as we need to know how many people will be attending. $10 is required to enter the ride. There will be prizes too for the sartorially excellent so make sure you don’t miss this day out on your favourite steed. Register here.

Saturday 8th November – From Shorland Park Island Bay to Little Beer Quarter, CBD.
Meeting at 2pm, stopping for tea and scones and again for photos on the waterfront. Arriving at LBQ around 5.00pm.