SPIN London rolls in to town this weekend


I'm just checking in with a brief blog post to let you all know that SPIN London - London's alternative bicycle show - rolls back in to town at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane this weekend.


Because everyone should consider buying a neon hot pink bike with no brakes at least once in their life... (Photo via BikeBiz)

If the super slick offering of the larger, shinier London Bike Show (held at Excel in February) is not quite your cup of tea,  SPIN promises to have something that will rouse your interest.

Shifting from last year's focus on frame builders, 2014's event has been re-positioned to encompass all things "cycling culture".  There's still an extensive frame builders exhibition space, but in addition there's a host of bicycle accoutrement specialists like Brooks Saddles, IBIKELDN and Milltag.  You can also check out some interesting innovations where safety and security meet style; exhibitors HipLock have created a wearable bike lock whilst Hovding, the Scandinavian inflatable bicycle helmet creators will also be there.

The Handlebards in action.  My kingdom for a horse bike! (Photo via the Handlebards website)

In addition to all this there are bars, food stalls, talks, coffee, cyclist's yoga classes, DJs and even a Shakespeare play acted out on bikes by a rolling troop of actors wittily named The Handlebards (yes you did just read that right!) so there's something for everyone, whatever your cycling interest.

If you really want to make a day of it, our friends at IBIKELDN apparel are running one of their fun and friendly bike rides around town, ending at the event in the afternoon.  Meet Victoria Park Pavilion Cafe on Saturday 29th March at 11AM.  Dress super.

Spin LDN: The Urban Cycle Show is on March 28-30, Old Truman Brewery, 15 Hanbury Place, E1 6QR. Tickets are £10 on the door or cheaper in advance if booked online here. Follow @spinLDN

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