Vancouver Street Festival
The Vancouver Street Festival is the most well-loved arts and heritage festival of the Great Southern region of WA. Coordinated by the Vancouver Arts Centre, the festival features a maker’s market, vintage bikes, local produce, music and street performance!
This year, the Vancouver Street Festival will feature local Noongar dance and music performances, a walking tour through Albany’s historic trees led by Malcolm Trail from the Museum of the Great Southern and the Amazing South Coast Big Band.
The Vancouver Street Festival 2018 promises to be an unmissable celebration of community, culture, art and history! A true celebration of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Great Southern.
This year enthusiasts of tweed and vintage steeds will be encouraged to ride to the event from a starting point of their choosing, instead of the Tweed Ride that started from Stirling Tce in previous years.
WAHCC members will be able to get a ride in prior to the Festival starting. Treadlie Trundle is a 11km ride for club members starting from Emu Point at 9.30am for a 10.00am start. The route will traverse the coastal dual use path to Middleton Beach, then along the boardwalk to Brunswick Road, then through the historic streets of Albany finishing at the into Vancouver Street around 12.00 noon.
La Lanterne Rouge will await the last riders at Eyre Park, Brunswick Rd, and will accompany riders to the Festival.
Attractions along the way are many and include stunning coastal views, various cafes and Gourmandise Cafe on Stirling Tce with the must see vintage bicycle sculpture.
There will be a get together for Perth and Great Southern club members later that day, 6.00pm at Oranje Tractor Wine, 198 Link Rd Marbelup, 10km from the CBD. The Kultcha Kitchen food van will be catering on the night. The Club is subsidising the night so members only need to pay $10. Any non-members will need to stump up $20. BYO drinks. Wine, local beer and soft drinks can be purchased on the night. RSVP's are essential by April 30th, contact Murray on email@example.com or 0431 846 412.
There will also be vintage velos and components for sale on the night as a local collector and bike enthusiast will have a stall set up on the night.
Our regular meeting includes an auction this month. Three bikes and some older Westwood style wheelsets for sale this month. The bikes are an English folder with Sturmey Archer 3 speed and 1970's Boans Bluebird 12 speed. The star of the show is a small 1960's Flash, once owned by Kevin Moran. It has Kevin's name on the top tube and is fitted with a mixture of parts including some Campagnolo gear and Brooks saddle.
You must be a club member to bid. Absentee bids are welcome.
Original copies of Arthur Richardson's book "The Story Of A Remarkable Ride" are vanishingly rare. The story told is of one of Australia's great endurance rides, the gruelling circumnavigation of the continent by Richardson in 1899.
Arthur's grandson Hugh Richardson has recently republished the book and will speak about his grandfather's many adventures.
This is the last monthly club meeting for the year. We're going to see the year out with a few items sure to bring some Christmas cheer - sharpen your pencils for the next club auctions, check out the items up for grabs on the gallery below. Remember, you have to be a member to bid!
It is also a special general meeting convened to vote on adoption of our new rules.
We're back at Elizabeth Quay again for Ride 2 Work Day. It's an early start. Displaying members should be there at 6am :-)
There's no better time to get on the bike or encourage someone you know to start riding! Help us spread the word about the joys of riding and commuting by bike. Register now! https://www.bwa.org.au/riding-to-work/ #ride2workwa @BWA – Bicycling Western Australia
Orphan cranks. Bring them along tonight and see if you can find a twin. Pedals and wing nuts are welcome too - really anything that comes as a pair that finds itself alone.
The Beverley Heroic great opportunity to take your vintage wheels for a serious ride. Over three years this event has grown from a pair of endurance rides celebrating one of Australia's greatest cycle races, The Beverley To Perth, to a weekend full of cycling activity.
This month we're cracking out the projector and having a squizz at buying and selling bikes and parts on the internet, as well as other internet resources that restorers find useful.
It's a bit of an open mic night so bring your stories and tips along.
At the time of his passing Alan had over 35 bikes and frames, as well as substantial collection of parts from the 40’s through to the 80’s. His sons will be keeping one bike each. They have approached the club to assist with the sale and dispersal of Alan’s collection.
This club day is a busy bee to help organise and prepare items from Alan’s collection for sale. Volunteering members will have the opportunity to buy bikes, frames and parts from Alan's collection. There will be a silent auction for more vauable items.
Check your club newsletter for the address.
Refreshments will be provided.
If any member has a portable barbecue they’d be happy to bring along for the day please let us know - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Perth Retro Bicycle show is back. This event isn't organised by the WAHCC but it's right up our alley.
The show has been established to display your bicycle beauties of the past to the public.
Target for the show is pre 2000(by frame year) road or track racing bicycles. Primary focus is metal frame bicycles (e.g. steel, titanium, aluminium, magnesium) however we will consider other materials (e.g. carbon, wood) if you have something of special interest .
We also wish to promote local (WA) craft and bicycle manufacturing capability so the show is open to local brands or frame builders who have produced road or track frames made of metal (in keeping with the retro theme) of any year build pre or post year 2000.
The event will be open to the public from 10am to 3.30pm. For those entering bicycles, set up is between 8.30 and 9.30 am. We ask that you commit to display to the public for the full duration hence break up time at 4pm to allow us to have a post-show thankyou and debrief after public close.
We are a not for profit organisation so just aim to cover costs for the event. To that end, we request a modest entry fee for displaying a bicycle of $10 per bike (limit of 5 bicycles per person/organisation). We can cater for display of approximately 80 bikes so be quick and register your ticket entry. Bring your own stands.
We will have a number of categories for judging on the day including:
- most popular bike in show as voted by participants and general public
- best presented bike (considering originality, condition, period build) as voted by the organisers
- best local product bike (considering quality, style, local content) as voted by the organisers.
For any specific quiries or further information on the show or criteria, please contact Velocollective at email@example.com.
Our AGM will once again be spiced up with a club auction. To bid you must be a member of the club, you can join or renew on the night.
A number of lots are offered mostly boxes of parts but there are also a couple of bikes;
• Rapide - SA built, rough, rusty and heavy but mostly original and with attractive paint, Magistroni cranks, Cycle Oppy pedal and Philips Apollo pedal, Oppy bars and period incorrect Weinmann brakes. Leather saddle in reasonable condition.
• Several lots of c. 1900 parts and incomplete frames. Includes a nice collection of rim badges.
• Several lots of c. 1960's to 1980's parts, some decent cranks including a Shimano Biopace unit, older carriers and mudguard, headlamps, handlebars, forks and a dragster seat
• 1970's Walcycle ladies ten speed in good cosmetic condition. Best of all, it's pink!
• Gordonson '70's stem shifter, surprisingly light for a boom bike
• c.1963 Swansea 2 Swan in very poor condition
The Vintage Tractor and Machinery Association of WA Great Southern Branch will celebrate the 13th "Plough Day" which, as the name suggests, will feature a working display of vintage machinery and antique wares. The WAHCC Great Southern will be there with a display of sturdy steeds.
Our first speaker for 2017, Geoff Owen is a cyclist and collector of cycling books. He's going to share some of the highlights of his collection and the stories therein.
There's also a club auction that will include a rough Thunderbot Dragster, a rough Humber, a Raleigh, a track frame as well as a Look jersey (medium) and a Tour de France pack. The track frame is sticker Flash but there is no other evidence that it actually is a Flash. It has a nasty hole in the down tube but the headset and forks may well be worth salvaging. Likewise the Humber is rough but has a Perry coaster hub in good condition and the steel rims are quite good. Bidding will be open to club members.