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icare / mont ventoux, 80km/h

On display at 49 Old St. until the end of August 2018 is French artist Myles aka gethan&myles' artwork / show bike titled: icare / mont ventoux, 80km/h.

"On 16 July 2011, gethan&myles climb Mont Ventoux. During the descent, thanks to a combination of speed (around 80km/h – but who was looking?) and his famed poor posture, myles’ bike starts to become unstuck from the road. First the front wheel becomes light. When he pushes on the bars to stabilise it the back wheel begins to float... The bike flies. When gethan arrives at the bottom she has cramp. In her cheeks. From smiling all the way down. In the good old days before the arrival of carbon frames, committed cyclists used to drill holes in their frames to lighten them. Inevitably sometimes they went too far and their frame would collapse en route."

Euphoria. Ecstasy. Elation. Elevation.

"‘Show bikes’ that we never ride are a sad thing. This bike was ridden for 30 years before it's transformation. The original frame - a Vitus 979 - had become unstable and dangerous."

Come and enjoy this show bike at 49 Old St. before it flies away. 

For all enquiries contact:
gethanandmyles@gmail.com
00 33 752029444

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Music Box Radio DJs @ 49 Old St

Every Thursday night from 6pm - 10pm, Music Box Radio invite guest DJs to play LIVE in the cafe and broadcast it online at www.musicboxradio.co.uk

17Oct
18:30 › 22:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

Women of colour cycling meetup

A casual gathering for women of colour who enjoy cycling on Monday 21st October from 7pm - 9pm. Free.

21Oct
19:00 › 21:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

Cycle Speed Dating - women/men | all ages

Are you a single cyclist? Sign up for relaxed and fun night speed dating with other people who love bicycles from 7pm on Tuesday 22nd Oct at 49 Old St. with Cycle Speed DatingBook now! 

22Oct
19:00 › 22:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

Music Box Radio DJs @ 49 Old St

Every Thursday night from 6pm - 10pm, Music Box Radio invite guest DJs to play LIVE in the cafe and broadcast it online at www.musicboxradio.co.uk

24Oct
18:30 › 22:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

Basic Maintenance Course - October

Course master Digger will teach you the fundamentals of bicycle repair on our Basic Maintenance Course.

26Oct
10:00 › 15:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

LIVE CYCLING: Red Bull Rampage

Watch the Red Bull Rampage live from Virgin, Utah on the big screen at 49 Old St. EC1V 9HX from 5:30pm on Friday 25th October

25Oct
17:30 › 22:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX