To ride or not to ride - Shakespeare and cycling

Monday, 29 July 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

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

Running out of time we quickly mention the RSL Returned Scyclists League Party coming up this Friday at Curve and the upcoming Melbourne Grand Prix of Cyclocross weekend at Broadford. 

Yarra Bicycle Users Group presenters are Chris, Faith, Val and Steve.
Monday 10:00am to 10:30am
Yarra Bicycle Users Group promotes urban cycling. Providing support to campaigns to improve cycling conditions and awareness; demystifies cycling technology and helps to reveal the diversity of cyclists, from children to commuters to lobbyists.


Chris, Faith, Val and Steve