Look mum no hands!

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

La Vuelta - Stage 21

Watch La Vuelta live on the big screen with us at 49 Old Street.

10Sep
15:45 › 20:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

La Vuelta - Stage 20

Watch La Vuelta live on the big screen with us at 49 Old Street and catch highlights 7-8pm.

9Sep
13:00 › 18:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

La Vuelta - Stage 19

Watch La Vuelta live on the big screen with us at 49 Old Street and catch highlights 7-8pm.

8Sep
14:00 › 19:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

STRIKE: The Helmet Project

Helmets turned into works of art. A group exhibition at 49 Old St. from Friday 1st September. Each piece will be auctioned to raise money for Headway, the brain injury association. 

1Sep
07:30 › 22:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

Basic Maintenance Course

Course master, Digger, will instruct on the fundamentals of bicycle repair during our basic maintenance course.

29Apr
10:00 › 16:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

Intermediate Maintenance Course

If you are confident repairing punctures and making basic adjustments, this Intermediate course is for you.

3Dec
10:00 › 16:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

Let’s talk about cycling and mental health

Working with Sarah Strong, we’ve curated an evening to focus on discussing cycling and mental health.

7Nov
18:30 › 21:30
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

Women’s Tour de Yorkshire - Stage 1

We're watching the Women's Tour de Yorkshire live in the cafe on Thursday 3rd May from 8:35am - 12:30pm

3May
08:30 › 12:30
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX