Trying something a bit different this month - as you are all aware, Critical Mass rides take place world wide on the last Friday of every month. However, a few people have mentioned that they can't make that due to child shaped responsibilities. Therefore we are moving the ride to the last Saturday of October, starting at 10am! We will meet at the same place (the wind shelter at the bottom of George Fifth Ave) where there is plenty of free parking if you need it.
This Saturday (27th September) pop down to the opening party of Micycle East at 58a Southgate Road, Be Beauvoir Town, London (N1 3JF).
The new community bike shop has a well-equipped workshop, offering everything from a full service to puncture repairs, plus one-to-one maintenance lessons. The fully stocked shop includes the latest ranges from Bianchi and Bobbin, plus all the bits you need to keep your bike on the road.
Ride With Alex Dowsett Weekend in Alicante
October 31st-November 2nd, £299/£360pp
Come and spend the weekend in Alicante training with Alex Dowsett and Your Bike Travel. This exclusive weekend will be taking place from October 31st-November 2nd and will be a great event if your about to start your winter training or if you just want a weekend away in the sun, cycling with one of Britain's best time trialists!.
It’s not just another day in September… it’s a chance to take part in the Newport Cycle Challenge!
Can your workplace get riding and win?
• It’s fun, free and for all staff - people who haven’t ridden a bike for years and those who already ride.
• People only need to ride for 10 minutes or more to take part. You don’t need to ride to work to participate – you can log your 10 minutes on the weekend or after work riding for fun, transport or fitness.
CycleLove 2nd Birthday Bash6.30-10pm
Look Mum No Hands East
125-127 Mare Street
Stylish cycling blog CycleLove hosts a birthday gathering at Look Mum No Hands East to celebrate their second birthday — with prizes to be won from bike brands like Knog and Ally Capellino at a charity raffle in aid of Cyclists Fighting Cancer.
CycleLove has been documenting bike culture in and around London for two years now, and with cycling growing ever more popular, there is more than ever for us to feature on our blog.
Come and spend a day with Johnny Hoogerland, the Dutch Road Race Champion and former Polka Dot Jersey holder from the TdeF. See Johnny undergo a lactate threshold test and see how his results compare to a local sportive rider (we will select one customer for the test – it could be you!).
Spend a day with top BMC pro-rider Marco Pinotti. Seminar followed by on-the-road session to help improve your fitness and technique. Only £49. Suitable for sportive and traithlete riders - anyone interested in improving fitness on the bike
Dave Barter has ridden bikes all his life, and for the last 12 years has been taking it far too seriously. He’s a veteran of numerous races and sportives, including the Etape du Tour, the Fausto Coppi, the Polka Dot Challenge, two successful Land’s End-John O’Groats expeditions and numerous other audaxes and sportives. In 2001 he chucked in his job and went cycling. A lot. He did the same again in 2010 but this time he took his pen and his book Great British Bike Rides is the result, with Dave riding over 9000 British miles during the course of his research.