I live in Brighton – home to the Naked Bike Ride – so I thought I had seen it all. Literally. However, I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled in Paris today for retro cyclists taking part in the Ride Béret Baguette event.
Hundreds of cyclists clad in clothes from between the wars will be cycling through the streets of the capital today. This year, organisers are encouraging participants to come dressed as through it were the summer of 1936.
The aim of the event is to relive the golden age of cycling. Retro bikes are preferred, and anyone taking part can hire a vintage vélo if they don’t have one of their own.
The ride starts at 10.30 this morning in Place de la République. Cyclists will then follow a 15-kilometre trail around Paris. It all ends with a large picnic and prize ceremony for the most well-groomed entrants.
I have a feeling that’s not something you get at Brighton’s Naked Bike Ride…