It’s once again that time of year when bike enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes ditch the lycra and done some tweed. Proudly part of Victoria’s High Country Harvest Fest, the Rutherglen Tweed Ride is back this year and being held on May 14. Donning your best vintage fashion while enjoying some delicious local food and wine is what the day is all about and tickets have just gone on sale.
The ride is a gentle 15km cycle punctuated by three special stops along the way. First off is a light brunch at The Wicked Virgin Olives, a small family vineyard and olive grove. That will be followed by a decadent lunch by The Pickled Sisters Cafe at the golfing greens underneath trees a century old. Lastly, an indulgent afternoon tea will be served at the Scion Vineyard to wrap up a picture perfect autumn day.
The event is BYO bike, otherwise you can hire one from the Rutherglen Visitor Information Centre or Albury Cycle Station. Just let them know it is for the Tweed Ride and you can pick it up when you arrive at the Rutherglen Visitor Centre on the day. The guys at Cycle Station will deliver your bike to Rutherglen for you so all you need to is ride around and have fun.
To find out more or purchase tickets visit the Victoria’s High Country website.
Date: Saturday May 14, 2016.
Time: 10am – 4pm.
Cost: $110 + booking fee (includes all food, wine, marshals and sag wagon).