What do you get when you put a whole bunch of intelligent people in a city with little to do? The answers are many and varied, but among the many stereotypes of binge-drinking weekend-warriors and healthy living family folk, are the Creatives.
The Creatives are a group of like minded people share a love of creation. There are many groups of Creatives and they all create ‘art’ using different materials.
Over the next few weeks, RiotACT will feature several of these groups.
This week, Let me introduce to you, The Rat Patrol.
The Ratrol Patrol makes freak bikes. What is a freak bike?
These are freak bikes.
A freak bike is a functional, yet oddly shaped bike made from lots of other bikes.
This group of welder-wielding bike-binders meet up regularly to create their functional art and then peddle around for all to see. The most recent ride being called, Summer Rats, where the lads (and laddets) rode down Lonsdale street among the Summernats hotted up petrol guzzlers.
These guys are also responsible for the mega awesome, Corinbank festival.
Check out their website, have a look at what they do, and be thankful for the creative and proactive people who add flavour and spice to this fair city of ours.