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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

New £65.00

Music Box Radio DJs @ 49 Old St

Every Thursday night from 6pm - 10pm, Music Box Radio invite guest DJs to play LIVE in the cafe and broadcast it online at www.musicboxradio.co.uk

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

Film Screening: California Golde

We're hosting the UK premiere of Sandy Carson's short film California Golde, a piece about riding bikes in California and all the hardships that come with big, hard, ambitious tours. We'll have signed copies of Sandy's cyclo-touring book with stills from the short available to buy on the night. FREE! RSVP here

26Apr
18:00 › 20:30

FREE Vedett and Lmnh Cycling Cap!

To celebrate this cobble-tastic time of year, we'll award you with a limited edition Vedett and Lmnh Cycling Cap when you buy 5 Vedett beers at 49 Old St. EC1V 9HX

New £14.00

Basic Maintenance Course - April

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

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

Intermediate Maintenance Course - May

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

11May
10:00 › 16:00
49 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HX