2022 Winter Solstice Ride in Pictures

Another year, another successful Winter Solstice Matariki Night Light Ride under our belt! Last Tuesday saw the latest incarnation of this popular event, with lots of enthusiastic people and their bikes decked out in all manner of colourful bright flashing paraphernalia.

The crowd gathers, ready to ride…
Not so many this year…

Sadly the numbers were down a bit on recent years, with an estimated 179 people (and a few pets!) joining the fun. Maybe the cooling weather or the prospect of a school night dampened the enthusiasm of a few punters, and our good friend Covid may also be having an effect on how many are currently well enough or keen enough to venture out right now. Hopefully next year will see an improvement again!

Thanks to the model yacht club who put on quite a display with their boats floating on Victoria Lake festooned in all sorts of amazing colours. And we also had a saxophone accompaniment as you went past the golf club this year, courtesy of Rachel Travaille.

Great to see the model yachts all lit up too

Here’s just a few more photos that I grabbed, but you can find a greater collection of even better ones on this shared drive.

Lots of colour activity going on here
Yep, that was me; marshalling the troops at the start and keeping a count…
Young and old, on all kinds of wheels…
More bright bling in motion…

Were you at the Solstice Ride this year?

2 thoughts on “2022 Winter Solstice Ride in Pictures”

  1. “2022” not “2021”.

    Slightly disappointing the numbers were down but it didn’t dampen the fun of being there and marking the solstice on our bikes.

    My thank you to the organisers and to the yacht club and saxophonist. A very enjoyable addition.

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