Rapper Mikill Pane talks bikes, cycling and a career that's taken him from Evans bike shop to stardom...

In this week's installment of Charge TV, there's a focus on a famous(ish) face on the back of a Charge bike.

Hackney-born rapper and Charge fan Mikill Pane has spent the last couple of years performing all over the country, supporting Ed Sheeran and Mac Miller on tour, collaborating with acts including Paloma Faith and Example.

Like many Hackney residents, he likes to get around town by bike, and like many Hackney residents, he favours fixed. 

He's not  just a johnny come lately cyclist - he worked at Evans and rode bikes before getting his break in the music business - and he even raps about being a cyclist.

Here he is enjoying his ride.

Charge TV: Week 2: Mikill Pane from Charge Bikes on Vimeo.

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.