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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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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

An evening with Charlie Kelly & Joe Breeze

Meet Charlie Kelly and Joe Breeze at 49 Old St on Thursday 13th July and discover Charlie's new book: Fat Tire Flyer.

13Jul
18:30 › 22:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

Tirreno-Adriatico

Watch the Race of the two Seas live on the big screen with us. From Wednesday 8 March – Tuesday 14 March.

8Mar
15:30 › 16:30
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

Basic Maintenance Course

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

27Jan
10:00 › 16:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

Exhibition: The Cycle of Life

An exhibition that tips its tiny fluffy top hat to the very nature of cycling.

15Sep
14:30 › 15:30
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

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Cheer on Stage 4 of La Vuelta live on the big screen with us at 49 Old Street.

22Aug
15:00 › 17:45
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

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22Jun
19:00 › 21:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX