Ryan had an idea to provide ‘take and bake’ pies to Manly commuters; offering a bistro quality meal (in a pie) that can be taken home and baked in 20 minutes.
In May this year he launched the PieCycle at Manly Wharf. Broomfields PieCycle is a custom made Christiania cargo bike by The Bicycle Import Company, Byron Bay.
The PieCycle is a nod and a wink to Sydney’s illustrious pie history and its original flying pie man William Francis King, who in the 1840/50s sold pies to Parramatta steamer passengers. It also references the pie hawkers of Victorian England who would sell pies from a barrow or a shallow (trays carried on the head).