Maurice and son in Steel Park at the end of the bicycle ride.

Maurice Wells and son in Steel Park at the end of the bicycle ride.

We were riding home past Steel Park late this afternoon when someone called my name. Turned out it was Maurice Wells, the owner of Glow Worm Bicycles in Marrickville.

There was a large crew of cyclists gathered in the park, plus an ice-cream vendor with an ice-cream bike.   It was Rob selling local Serendipity Ice Cream to anyone who wanted some. There were also lots of children.

Maurice told me that this was the weekly ‘Glow Worm Family Bicycle Ride’ that goes from the Glow Worm Bicycles shop, following the back roads & bicycle paths down to the Cooks River at Mackey Park & then onwards to Steel Park.

Their oldest participant is 85-years-old and their youngest just 18-months. It’s an easy ride that takes around 30-minutes. When they reach Steel Park they have a rest, do some socializing & eat some ice-cream before riding to the shop or home if going in another direction.

Everyone is welcome to join this free & friendly activity. It happens every Saturday at 4pm, though I am not sure if it happens through the winter months.  

Meet outside Glow Worm Bicycles, corner of Addison & Illawarra Roads Marrickville.

You can find Glow Worm Bicycles on Facebook here – https://www.facebook.com/Glow-Worm-Bicycles-143169922418957/

Rob selling Serendipity Ice Cream on a purpose built bike.   The ice-cream was lovely. :-)

Rob selling Serendipity Ice Cream on a purpose built bike. The ice-cream was lovely thanks. 🙂

An amazing bike. Dad tales his todler to pre-school and his older child to regular school, then heads off the work on his bike.  Who said bikes can't be a major form of transport.

An amazing bike. Dad tales his todler to pre-school and his older child to regular school, then heads off the work on his bike. Who said bikes can’t be a major form of transport.

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