At a bit of a loose end tonight? In the Bristol area? Fancy doing something bike-related, but without any gears?
Then a Night of No Gears might be just what you're after. It's an evening “of film, art, and music dedicated to singlespeed and fixed gear bikes presented by some chaps called Denim and 45rpm.
Not only is there footage of some of some of the best riders from New York and San Francisco, “as they battle traffic, show off their skills, explore urban environments and injure themselves” (they're certainly selling it to me - ed) although no mention of fixed and singlespeed footage from London or Bristol itself.
It all sounds pretty good, here's what the rest of the blurb has to say:
“Featuring the incredible stories of amazing riders and modelled on the style of skate and surf videos, these films bring out the style and beauty of fixed gear riders, and are landmarks in the emerging subculture of urban riding. The venue will be taken over by Street artist 45rpm who alongside friends will be providing work associated with the single speed/fixed gear bike culture. Artists so far confirmed include Sums, Black Cloud, and 45rpm himself. Music in the bar from Nadoone (Illegal Seagull/Splashback) playing hardcore, skatecore & fixedcore!!
It's all happening at the Cube Cinema in Bristol, start time is 7.30 and it costs £4 to get in.
Tony has been editing cycling magazines and websites since 1997 starting out as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning road.cc - which he continues to edit today. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes.