Neil Frame 07/01/70
Spin | World’s 1st Urban-Focused Bicycle Show
Cycling in London is becoming increasingly popular with hardy, go-getting types who (for some reason) value their personal space, and so prefer not being crammed into sweaty, overcrowded tube carriages during rush hour.
Instead they prefer to travel by bicycle: with the wind on their faces, happiness in their hearts and the screams of raging cab drivers in their ears.
London’s Mayor – a famously avid cyclist – has been doing everything he can to encourage this urban cycling revolution. Like being pictured on his own bicycle (a lot); introducing us to Boris Bikes; unveiling his vision for a 15 mile “Cross Rail for bikes” across London; and, most effectively of all, continuing to disproportionately increase the cost of public transport.
In summary: if you’re not cycling in London now, you will be soon.
And so, in order to ensure that you’re ahead of the curve (uh-gain) say hello to SPIN, the “world’s first urban focused bicycle show and festival”, taking over the Old Truman Brewery during the 3rd – 5th May Bank Holiday weekend.
You can go ahead and think of this as not the place to go if you’re in the market for a second-hand mountain bike.
Because instead this is the place to go if you’re looking for forward-thinking fixed gear and single speed brands; emerging cycle apparel & accessory retailers; live DJs; cycle-art installations; talks and screenings; “Rollapaluza” static cycle racing (where you can race friends); cycle-themed food at Jimmy’s Cycle Bistro, and films at a pedal-powered cinema…
And who isn’t looking for a pedal-powered cinema?
NOTE: Tickets to SPIN cost £10 on the door and £9 online, VIEW WEBSITE.
Image (Copyright Michal Trzcinski) – Cloud 9 Bicycles
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The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, The City and East London, E1 6QL
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