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Put on your best bowler hat
On May 16, put on your best tweed jacket or plaid skirt, bowler hat and grab a vintage bike for the Tweed Ride in Rutherglen.
Grab your best tweed jacket and vintage bike and head to Rutherglen. Image credit: Tourism North East.
The cycling event is part of North East Victoria's High Country Harvest, set amongst the wine country.
The 25km ride is cleverly matched with food and vintage fashion and participants readily embrace the theme by stepping out in vintage style.
The Ride is interspersed with three food and wine experiences showcasing the region's produce and kicks off with brunch at the Rutherglen Wine Bottle where riders will be able to take in picturesque. A French-inspired continental brunch matched with sparkling wine varieties will send riders on their way for a day of sightseeing.
The 25km ride includes three food and wine experiences, allowing participants to enjoy the produce of the region. Image credit Tourism North East.
The ride takes in scenery from the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail towards Wahgunyah, arriving at Willows Reserve on the Murray. Here the riders will enjoy share platters from the team at Pickled Sisters partnered with Rutherglen Rhone red and white wine varieties.
Rider depart here for their final and most indulgent location, Stanton and Killeen Winery. On the way back towards Rutherglen, riders will be welcomed by a decadent and rich harvest bounty table, overflowing with cheeses, autumn fruits, nuts and other seasonal treats, accompanied by Rutherglen's fortified wines.
Limited bikes will be available for hire from the visitors centre and can be booked by calling 1 800 622 871. Tickets for the ride are $110 per rider inclusive of all meal and wine and the event takes place from 10:30 am until 4pm.