On Sunday 22nd June, over a hundred cyclists toured around Birmingham’s city centre for the 4th annual Big Vintage Ride.
Dressed in 1920’s vintage attire and many riding vintage bicycles, they celebrated the long-standing appeal of the bicycle as a fun, healthy and enjoyable mode of transport.
The day began with an informal picnic, lounging on the grass in St Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter.
Afterwards they took a leisurely ride around the city centre, ending up in The Spotted Dog pub in Digbeth for an evening of live music and DJs.
Phil Ward, a local musician who participated in the ride, said, “It was a really lovely day, I always enjoy cycling but it’s fun to cycle with such a great bunch of people – a really great vibe and some lovely outfits.
It’s all beautifully silly of course; it’s great to see the expressions of the confused onlookers! Cycling is becoming more and more popular in Birmingham and on days like this, it’s easy to see why.”
By Jonathan Melhuish