Val and Faith take to the studio on a glorious late winter Monday morning. Val sets the theme, reciting The Lady Cyclists Soliloquy, an adaptation of a well known Shakespearean verse, of 1897. We share our respective bike moments, only to discover they converge on the recent Melbourne Water pipe replacement project, before taking a look at some news. The 2019 edition of the Tour de France proved to be one of the most interesting for a long time, and we suggest riders in the City of Port Philip area or those who use or may use St Kilda Rd take a look at the Domain Precinct Draft Masterplan and have their say on the proposal.
Sticking with Shakespeare, we introduce an article written by a Melbourne woman in 1896 in which examples of Shakespeare's work foretelling the bicycle are explored. We follow this up with a later article from 1935 which introduces a few more examples.
Chris, Faith, Val and Steve