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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

Basic Maintenance Course - March

Course master Digger will teach you the fundamentals of bicycle repair on our Basic Maintenance Course held monthly at 49 Old Street from 10am - 4pm. 

28Mar
10:00 › 16:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

PMT Open Mic Night - April

On the first Wednesday of every month you can showcase your talent at our Open Mic Nights, in association with our friendly neighbourhood music shop PMT London. Sign up to play 3 songs at 7pm! 

3Apr
18:00 › 22:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

Screening: Murder of Couriers

Join us for a pay-by-donation screening of Murder of Couriers on Tuesday 31st March from 6:30pm in collaboration with Cycle to the Cinema. RSVP. 

31Mar
18:30 › 21:30
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

Women of colour cycling meetup - April

A casual gathering for women of colour who enjoy cycling held from from 7pm - 9pm on the third Monday of every month at 49 Old Street. Free!

20Apr
19:00 › 21:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

Basic Maintenance Course - April

Course master Digger will teach you the fundamentals of bicycle repair on our Basic Maintenance Course held monthly at 49 Old Street from 10am - 4pm. 

25Apr
10:00 › 16:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

PMT Open Mic Night - May

On the first Wednesday of every month you can showcase your talent at our Open Mic Nights, in association with our friendly neighbourhood music shop PMT London. Sign up to play 3 songs at 7pm! 

1May
18:00 › 22:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX