17 March 2010

Saint Patricks Day á la Velo Dublin

I took part in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade as part of the Dublin Cycling Campaign Group and there was another big Contingent from Wolf Cycles on Sundrive Road who dressed up in Old Fasioned Clothes and brought the Old Fashioned Bikes mainly Messenger Bikes and Butchers and Bakers Bikes .A lot of People took their Children and some of those who had Helmets on their Children took them off as they realised how safe it was,the rest did not have Helmets anyway on their Children. It was a great Day out,I went on my Dutch Bike all Pimped up for the ride and I am here with the Streamers unfortunately it was a bad Picture. On the Reviewing Stand can be seen Her Excellency The President of Ireland Mr's Mary Mac Aleese and Her Husband with a Young Boy,I dont know if it is their Child. These Pictures are reversed the bottom ones are where the Parade Assembled in Western Way in Phibsborough with the Top arriving in O'Connell Street and the very top two Ending in Clanbrassil Street.The Bicycle Group was at the End of the Parade. It was all stopping and starting and trying not to bump into each other and Ringing Bells and Horns. The last Picture is Jame's on his Bicycle at the bottom.


Ryan said...

Looked like a fun event!

Great turn out as well.

Happy (belated) Saint Patricks day

l' homme au velo said...

It went very well,it was stop start all the time. You might go about 20metre then have to stop and there was a lot of Bunching up so you had to watch not to hit anyone.Those Wolf Cycles People must have brought along about 2 Hundred Old Bikes. They had a few problems with Mechanics of some of their Bikes going wrong and one Puncture even before starting off. They brought their Bikes on that big Truck in one of the Pictures Cargo Hire.