People are awesome. I love hearing about someone who has an idea, gets up and does it. Melbourne Whip was Kip Jordan’s idea. He wasn’t in publishing, wasn’t a photographer; actually works in a bank. But he wanted to put together a little magazine to celebrate Melburnians and their bikes. He’s been joined more recently by Carole Whitehead and Andy Rogers, two of Melbourne’s finest when it comes to capturing locals on bikes.
You can ask a lot of questions about Melbourne Whip but maybe instead, you should just enjoy it for what it is. The second issue (Issue 1) is out now and also available online. And in the interests of full disclosure, this issue does feature my gorgeous Madison mixte, built by Commuter Cycles with beautiful leatherwork from Busyman Bicycles, so I may be just a little biased!
Val and I took a break from the Yarra BUG Radio Show over the summer and this was our first day back in the studio, you might hear a couple of glitches! We eased into the show with some news, the Herald Sun Tour and of course the mass Everlasting on the previous weekend. Our studio guests for this show were Mark Drehlich of Cycling Victoria and Jacinta Costello of Ladies Back on Your Bike. They came in to talk about the The Women’s Ride, an initiative of Cycling Victoria together with The Squeaky Wheel, Vic Health and the Amy Gillett Foundation. While organised by Cycling Victoria it relies on grassroots initiatives to get women onto their bikes, all on the one day, April 12th.
We finished up with a couple of events, literally, after running out of time. We’ll be back in the swing of things next time around!
You can tune in to the podcast online here.
Last week Val and I rung in spring with studio guests Pip Carroll and Jette Achleidtner from The Squeaky Wheel. The Squeaky Wheel runs rides and programs that foster engagement with Australian culture by bike, one of my annual favourites with them is the MoreArt bike rides, and since spring is a busy time for them we wanted to run through what they have coming up. Have a listen to hear about whats going on and also to hear about the other programs they run and they way in which they use engagement with Australian culture as a tool for getting people onto their bikes.
We also remembered Bill Deller, a colleague at 3CR who sadly, passed away suddenly recently. RIP Bill. We’re going to miss you.
You can tune in to the podcast here.