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Visit Mission Workshop’s London Pop-Up This Holiday Season

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Visit Mission Workshop’s London Pop-Up This Holiday Season

For those living in the UK who want to see Mission Workshop’s products in-person, they can now visit their pop-up this holiday season in London. Along with the brand’s full catalog, there will be a series of events rolling through the space, so head to the MW London web page to check out the schedule.

MW Pop-Up
1-3 Rivington Street,
London EC2A 3DT
United Kingdom

Oct 12 – Dec 30
Mon – Sat : 10a.m – 7p.m
Sun : 12 – 6p.m
+44 7400 021 461

Exchanging Mountains for Monuments in London

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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.

Sorry About That!

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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!

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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.

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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.

Charlie’s Ted James Design ESB Rear Disc Singlespeed

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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.

Oakley’s In Residence Workshop in London

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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.

Chas’ Legor Cicli Track Bike

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Chas’ Legor Cicli Track Bike

In the world of beausage and bicycles, you’d be hard pressed to find a better catalyst than a street-racing track bike. Or even a bike messenger’s work horse. When you combine the two…

This Legor Cicli track bike was first featured here back in 2011 at NAHBS in Austin. Originally owned by John Taki and was just recently passed down to Chas, it’s seen its share of street wear and tear. Fit with Omnium cranks, a 44RN camo chainring and Essor wheels, it has the mean stance of a race machine, with a lot of that special pista patina we’ve all come to admire.

Chas was in London to do a panel with Oakley at their In Residence space, so in-between his busy schedule, I took this bike outside to document it. There’s something special about a track bike in a city like London… and I love it! Oh and that cup in the spokes? Chas didn’t want to litter when he finished his beer.

When in London

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When in London

On the way back home from Italy, I swung through London to catch up with my friends at Oakley who have just opened their Oakley In Residence space. After a quick tour of the locale and a brief meet and greet with a few athletes, Chas from MASH and I convinced multi-Olympic gold medalist Victoria Pendleton to step outside and take a #HardstyleWednesday photo.

My mind is blown… As always, there’s more to come!