Category Archives: london
Exchanging Mountains for Monuments in London

This time of year, the idea of leaving the bike at home and swapping mountains for man-made monuments was very appealing, especially coming off a trip to Tasmania and showing my mom around Death Valley for three days. I’d become inundated with nature and London was going to be the perfect destination this time of year. (more…)

Dec 16, 2016 37 comments
Sorry About That!

I’ve been in London all weekend for a wedding and our flat’s wifi went out, making getting work done quite difficult. It’s back now, so things will commence tomorrow as normal. Thanks for your patience!

Dec 12, 2016 16 comments
How Bikes Make Cities Cool

Here’s a nice video from the folks at Kona, showcasing how bikes can make cities cool. Check out the photos and full report at Kona.

Nov 1, 2016 Comments are OFF
Urban Hill Climb

This year’s Rollapaluza Urban Hill Climb took place earlier this month on a closed road in North London. Competitors were greeted with a 1km of pain, cowbells, great coffee and cheering crowds.

Oct 11, 2016 2 comments
London Edinburgh London Trailer

1400k in five days? Rides like this require an exceptional amount of both physical and mental fitness, as these riders come to find out. Here’s the official trailer for the London Edinburgh London documentary, which you can watch here or pre-order for the film’s release.

May 16, 2016 2 comments
Charlie’s Ted James Design ESB Rear Disc Singlespeed

If any city merits a good, solid track bike or singlespeed, it’s London. The traffic is like an organism. Sometimes predatory, othertimes symbiotic. It’ll swallow you whole, or let you surf the wave of continuous flow. Die-hard fixed gear and track bike riders will sing their bike’s praises in these conditions, while guys like Charlie will take all that and run a different direction.

Charlie is the owner of Seabass Cycles. He’s had this Ted James Design ESB, or extra strong bike for a few years as a fixed gear. The premise behind these frames was to take a track geometry and tweak it with a few BMX or MTB influences: bigger tire clearances, gussets and body language.

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Jun 8, 2015 26 comments
Oakley’s In Residence Workshop in London

Cycling isn’t a new thing for Oakley. As a company, they didn’t see a potential market and invent a legacy or shift marketing dollars in order to tap into it. From supporting Greg Lemond back in the day to working with Mark Cavendish on modern eyewear. They’re an iconic staple heavily vested in creating not only performance eyewear for professional athletes, but supporting scenes and dare I say cycling’s outlying “cultures.”

Their In Residence spaces are designed around a specific use or program. It began in Los Angeles with a Studio, which centered around the art surrounding LA skateboarding and has now moved onto London, where the In Residence Workshop operates as a hub for cyclists.

Nestled on Exmouth Market, a small one-way street that shuts down to vehicular traffic at night for the pubs and restaurant patrons to enjoy, the Workshop is an ideal pre or post-ride meet up. There’s coffee by Prufrock, exhibitions by Spoke London, free Seabass Cycles-operated mechanics area, maintenance workshops with the London Bike Kitchen, weekly rides by East London Fixed, movies by the Bicycle Film Festival and yes, free wifi.

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Jun 8, 2015 5 comments