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Video: Mad Max remade if the petrol really had run out? 80 Aussies go partying on bikes

Le Tour de Fridge took place in Perth on Good Friday

Imagine a remake of Mad Max - except in a world in which the guzzoline really had run out, so lawless gangs had to take to bicycles, but alcohol was liberally available. That's pretty much what you get in this (probably NSFW) video shot in Perth, Western Australia, on Good Friday of 80 or so male cyclists undertaking what was termed Le Tour de Fridge.

The video, posted to YouTube has had the Daily Mail [we read it so you don't have to - ed] spluttering about how the riders managed to "terrorise" the suburb of Ellenbrook, although it all seems rather tame compared to the events (based on a true story) depicted in the motorcyle gang-themed 1953 Marlon Brando movie, The Wild One.

Still, there's a certain disregard for the law on the part of the Aussie cyclists - not least for the country's compulsory helmet legislation - and there's perhaps more scenes of people, ahem, making room for more alcohol than is perhaps strictly necessary.


Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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