|Well, fancy that! A classy European cyclery in downtown Sydney.|
Atelier de Velo is at 156 Clarence Street in the city, and when I made these photos the Tour de France was in full swing. It is one of four cycle shops within two blocks; a peloton of shops, perhaps.
Clarence Street runs north-south, from the Town Hall until it disappears in the mess of on-ramps to the harbour bridge, commonly known as the Western Distributor. It is wedged between York Street and Sussex Street.
Atelier de Velo specialises in three brands of bicycle: Cervélo Cycles, which are manufactured in Canada; Focus Cycles, which are engineered in Germany; and, Bianchi Cycles, which are designed in Italy, even though the parent company is now Swedish.
|This is my contribution to the City Daily Photo Monthly Theme Day. To see further contributions to the August Theme of "Bicycles" please visit the CDP Gallery.|
This theme was chosen by Giacomo and his wife Gianna, who live in the Italian port city of Livorno , the Mediterranean gateway to Florence and Tuscany. They started Livorno Daily Photo on Christmas week of 2008 and have posted continuously ever since. Please pay them a courtesy visit.
The cartoon on the right is by Cathy Wilcox, and first appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald in 2008.