Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bike Films For The Bank Holiday

Tomorrow night, Monday, in Brockwell Park they're showing the fantastic Belleville Rendezvous, along with live music, a bike race and The Harder They Come (not sure about the bike connection with that one, I thought it was about reggae). More details here

And if you're looking for something more environmental, the Climate Camp in Blackheath is showing some films about sustainable transport tonight, Sunday, "when it gets dark" using bicycle generators! Go to the camp entrance (off Hare & Billett Road) and ask to be directed to the 'cyclology tent'.

Picture courtesy of "reynard"

Sunday, August 16, 2009

London Bridge Bike Park

I've seen cycle parks in other cities (Bristol, Amsterdam) but not London until today. Luckily I have pretty good facilities at my office, but if you don't and work around the City, this could be a useful facility. Although, you will have to put up with the bell-end outside the "London Tombs" pretending to guillotine tourists.

Apparently there's one in Finsbury Park too.

Thursday, August 06, 2009


Wow! Did anyone else just get caught in that downpour? The Brixton Road was so bad that even the buses abandoned the bus lane for fear of drowning.

Still the Carradice ("that handbag" © my boss) proved exceptionally water-tight. Everything was still bone dry by the time I got home. Same couldn't be said for "other parts" of me. Times like these I wish Gore-tex shorts were less expensive and less "fetish" looking

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Old Bikes

What better way to have a "lifestyle change", than to open a shop restoring vintage road bikes. I shall be cycling up to Sargent & Co in Finsbury Park soon, to check it out.