The Pashley Picnic 2016

If you were in Stratford Upon Avon over the weekend you may have noticed over 100 cyclists riding on Pashley bikes and dressed in vintage attire including me! This cycling event happens every year in Stratford (see my post from last year here) but with a different route, this year was extra special because it was their 90th Birthday!

Pashley owners and their plus ones were invited for a 2 day spectacular with a performance of Much Ado About Nothing by the Handlebars on the Saturday evening and then on the Sunday everyone was rearing to go for the 10 mile bike ride with two stops at Shakespeare's house and at the pub in Welford then a picnic back by the river avon.

On the clothing side Pashley riders did not disappoint there were men in British flag suits and plus fours and ladies in 1950's dresses and florals. I myself love getting dressed up and opted for a spotty 1920's style shirt dress from blue vanilla (£16), frilly socks (£3) and bow headband (£3) from New Look and ankle boots from Daisy Street. Plus not forgetting my pink poppy bike I borrowed for the day with its wicker basket and bell.

After the bike ride everyone gathered in the marquee by the river for food by Higgidy, champagne,pass the parcel and musical entertainment. The atmosphere was amazing everyone enjoying themselves even the cute dogs!

Thankyou to Pashley for inviting me along and if you own a Pashley bike and would love to attend next year keep an eye out on the Pashley website it's a lovely day with lovely people.

What did you get up to the weekend?

Liz x

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  1. What a funny day! :)

  2. I love your outfit!