The Tour Down Under is on now, and to be honest, I don’t know anything about cycling. In fact, I only knew about the event because our serviced apartment is near Victoria Square, which is where the Adelaide City Council Tour Village and Bike Expo is held.
Noah is really into vehicles of all sorts, so I thought it might be fun for him to see some bicycles up close, and brought him there yesterday morning. He got to ‘ride’ a bicycle, and another vehicle that looked like a race car, but had a bicycle in it, which I obviously couldn’t identify.
‘Riding’ a bicycle and pretending to be part of the Tour Down Under
Waving at his imaginary fans
No idea what vehicle this is
There was also a small area where kids (and adults) can doodle with sidewalk chalk, and so we did a bit of that too.
I thought the car I drew looked pretty decent
Noah obviously didn’t agree, and proceeded to scribble over the car I drew
I’m a typical Singaporean, in that I LOVE freebies, so I was thrilled at the number of freebies we got from the event. The Santos booth, which is where Noah rode the bicycle, took free photos of us, printed it out, placed it into a plastic holder with a lanyard, and gave it to us. We also got some free hats and fans from them, which came in very handy as the weather was pretty hot.
Europcar gave away free clappers, and a free shirt, if you sign up for the contest to win a bicycle worth $3,999. Adam Internet was giving out free ice-cream in blue and yellow, and there were many kids walking around with blue lips and cheeks. We also got a free beach ball from them, which made Noah very happy. UniSA and Credit Union were distributing free water bottles, but I showed tremendous restraint by not taking any, because we don’t need them. Skoda offered free hats to everyone, and if you like their Facebook page, you get to choose from a water bottle, thumbdrive, or bag. If you take a Skoda photo and post it on Instagram with the relevant hashtags, you can choose between a bike light or a Skoda pack, which consists of a hat, water bottle, and bag. I wanted to take a photo with the bicycle-riding kangaroo, and was pleasantly surprised to see that it was on a Skoda car, so I chose the Skoda pack and thumbdrive. Heh.
With Oppy, the kangaroo cyclist
There were many booths selling bicycles and various other cycling-related paraphernalia, and Noah had a good time looking at all the bicycles there. You can even test-ride some of them, and I would have loved to do so, if erm, I knew how to cycle. Adelaide City Council actually allows you to rent bicycles for free daily, and these bicycles come with baby seats, and even a huge cart in front if you have more than one kid, so it’s really quite a pity that I don’t know how to cycle, or we can go on short cycling trips around the area as a family.
The Adelaide City Council Tour Village and Bike Expo is on from Saturday 18 Jan 2014 to Sunday 26 Jan 2014, and you can check out the opening hours HERE. It was definitely a fun way to spend the morning for us!
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