Pink Bromptons ahoy!
Better Bankside, the business improvement district south of the river, have made a clutch of Bromptons available for businesses in the area to use for business trips. Painted in Better Bankside's distinctive pink, the bikes were sourced from local bike shop On Your Bike on Tooley Street. The bikes are available for loan to businesses in the area free of charge and aim to encourage use of sustainable travel. We like this; any scheme that makes people consider the bike as an easy and sensible transport choice gets our vote!
Cycling in London illustration competition opens!
The Association of Illustrators have a competition for all you creative types out there. They've joined forces with the London Transport Museum and are mounting a call for illustrations showing cycling as an emerging means of transport in London. The winnning entries will get a cash prize and may be used in a Transport for London poster campaign, whilst the top 50 illustrations will form an exhibition at the museum to tie-in with the launch of the cycle hire scheme in the city this summer. The competition closes on May 17th and you can enter here.
Four Guv'nors on their Pashley Guv'nors!
Luckily, despite those funny face masks you sometimes see more hardcore cyclists wearing, air quality inside a car is actually worse than outside of it: you're better off by bike!
East Festival kicks off this week!
East London's very own week-long party of culture and arts, East Festival, kicks off on the 4th of March.
The programe encompasses a plethora of events, including 3 free music concerts in different venues across the East End which you can cycle between (I'll see you at the London Gypsy Orchestra performance at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club - they are superb!) on Sunday 7th March. From the 1908 London Olympics, to the modern hard courts of Brick Lane; there will be a demonstration tournament of Bike Polo on Saturday 6th inside Spitalfields Market from 1PM - if you've never seen them thrashing it out on the court before, nows your chance: I thoroughly reccomend you go along to watch a game or two. All the festival details are here.
i b i k e l o n d o n gets a facelift!
As you can see times they are a-changin here at the blog: a big apology to those of you who subscribe by RSS feed who have probably had mulitple alerts over the weekend as the majority of the changes took place. It's quite a big step up from our old style so have a look around and let me know what you think - you can still comment on all posts simply by clicking on the red word 'Comments' at the bottom of every post.