. . . and Omara Corsair Cafe
Omara Cycles is more than just a bike shop, it is a Melbourne cycling institution, selling and servicing bikes since 1945.
In 1945 Les O’Mara returned home from the war and opened a cycling shop in Cheltenham. The shop was named Corsair Cycles after the Corsair war plane. Les and Dot, his life long wife, devoted a huge amount of time and effort into making Corsair Cycles a huge success. Les was a very talented racing cyclist and won many amateur races, he also devoted a lot of time introducing people to the sport. In 1998 the business was sold to his grandson, Jae, who took over the legacy of the business. The shop was named O’Mara cycles and today the O’Mara cycling tradition continues to live on.
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Held every year to commemorate the legend Les, this year sees the event held on the 15th of August on the Modella Flat circuit. For more information contact Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club.
See you all there!
A refresher for many, all new for some! Come on down on one of our maintenance nights to learn the how-to’s and the do-nots of basic bicycle maintenance. Join our newsletter or give us a call to learn when the next evening is going to be held.
It’s a great way to get to know other riders and we will guide you on bunch riding etiquette if you are new to road riding.
Thursday nights depart Omara Cycles at 6:15pm, easy pace down to Mordy then up to Port Melbourne. We then head back to the store, speed builds on the way home if you are up for it!
Total distance 56k.
Level of ability – intermediate
Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, and a helmet. We suggest a spare tube, energy food, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather. It’s a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too. We’ll see you out there — and have fun!