The weather did hold back many people who indicated they were attending although it didn't deter riders from Brisbane and Redcliffe who made the journey on the hope it was to clear.
The day started with tea, scones and cucumber sandwiches, supplied by Metro Cafe, in the beautiful Botanical Gardens. This gave everyone a chance to discuss outfits and bike choice and with many historic bikes donated by James MacDonald there was plenty to talk about.
Matt from Matt Hickey Photography was on hand to take everyones portrait for posterity sake.
Tickets were also being sold for the beautiful prize of a Brooks B17 Special saddle and several Brooks Leather Grips and trouser straps kindly donated by Bikeline.
The ride started and ventured towards Lake Annand much to the surprise of many motorists along the way as well as those feeding the ducks on the lakes edge. A short tour through the CBD and back to the Botanical Gardens where after that strenuous 9km ride a beer was well earned.
Joel and Susan from Joels Salon de Men were then on hand to award the prizes of some fabulous Upper Cut Deluxe products to the following categories:
- 1st Best Dressed Gent - Jonathon C.
- 2nd Best Dressed Gent - Shane R.
- 3rd Best Dressed Gent - Scanlon C.
- 1st Best Mo - Kerwin R.
- 2nd Best Mo - Justin E.
- 3rd - Best Mo - Tom G.
Sarah from Intimo Lingerie presented the Best Dressed Lady which was taken out by Suzy.
The raffle was then drawn for the Brooks prizes and the winners were:
- 1st - B17 Special Saddle - Scanlon C.
- 2nd - Grips and Trouser Straps- Geoff B.
- 3rd - Grips and Troser Straps - Jonathon C.
We also drew, courtesy of Intimo Lingerie, a ticket for a pair of their Mens Undershorts which was won by Shane R.
The best thing about the day besides the fun and frivolity was that to date a total of $3001 has been raised for Movember Australia to fund programs towards Mens Health.
Thank you to all those who participated in, donated to or sponsored the ride your assistance and support is greatly appreciated. Until next year cheerio.....