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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.

31Mar
10:00 › 16:00
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La Vuelta - Stage 13

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

1Sep
15:00 › 20:00
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Get your bike cleaned while you sip a glass of bubbly.

17Jun
13:00 › 17:00
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Watch La Vuelta live on the big screen with us at 49 Old Street and catch highlights 7-8pm.

6Sep
12:30 › 17:30
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Hummingbird Bike Party

The Hummingbird Bike is the lightest folding bike in the world. Meet the makers, test ride the bike, find out more, and enjoy a FREE DRINK on Wednesday 2nd May at 49 Old St.

2May
18:00 › 21:30
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London
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La Vuelta - Stage 16

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

5Sep
15:00 › 20:00
49 Old Street
London
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Paris-Nice

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5Mar
14:30 › 16:00
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London
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Intermediate Maintenance Course

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

2Sep
10:00 › 16:00
49 Old Street
London
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