I was already thinking about going along to it, but when The Cycle Show asked me to report on last Saturday’s Red Hook Crit, I jumped at the chance. This was the London debut of what is regarded as the world’s premier track bike crit, with riders coming from all over the world. With the chance on offer to get very up close and personal with the action, there was no way I was going to miss that chance.
After 12 months of anticipation (I kid you not - I've been looking forward to it since last year's adventure), the big weekend finally came round for Eroica Britannia 2015! Returning again as a guest of Lush Cosmetics, this year I had The Boy join me for a 3 day jolly in the beautiful Peak District... and to take on 30 miles of the rolling countryside with me!
VCG's ‘Summer of Cycling’ is now in gear, and was kicked off in style when I attended the Pashley Picnic Ride! After 5 years of owning Frankie, it has certainly been a long time coming, and thanks to the amazing people at Pashley Cycles, me and The Boy went to the birthplace of my bike for a splendid stay and cycling adventure in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
From its inception in East London back in 2013 (and with fond memories of that for VCG and the Colourbolt), Spin London returned last weekend in a new venue - The Sorting Office in Holborn. The Urban Cycling Show took over the whole building for its biggest event ever. With the intention of hosting much more of the ever growing cycling scene, they certainly didn’t disappoint with the line up. There was a vast array of exhibitors including returning faces and new brands upstairs, and live talks over the weekend. Downstairs, the Sorting Room basement had been converted into a test track with some amazing looking bicycles being ridden around.
As I had the weekend off, I ventured over to Holborn Friday and Saturday as there was so much to see! I met some fantastic designers, frame builders, artists and new brands along the way... armed with my GoPro to capture the event, these were my highlights of the show...