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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

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

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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
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Buzzbike

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

Vuelta a España - Stage 15

Watch La Vuelta on the big screen. Live at Old St. from 1:30pm. Highlights from 7pm at Old St. and SBC. 

4Sep
13:30 › 20:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

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2Mar
18:30 › 22:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

The Adventure Syndicate present Long-Distance Ladies

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10Oct
18:30 › 21:30
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX

Vuelta a España - Stage 6

Hurra! La Vuelta is here! Watch the race LIVE at Old St. and SBC with us. Highlights from 7pm.

25Aug
13:45 › 17:15
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX