Very pleased to report that my favourite cycle shop exceeded its crowd funding target so now stands a great chance of staying open and remaining in the area. That’s good news for cycling, but not such good news for Jim’s big ginger beard…
In a completely unrelated coincidence London’s Design Museum is currently showing Cycle Revolution, an exhibition on cycles and cycling. I was completely absorbed and easily whiled away a good couple of hours checking out bikes of shapes designed for performance, urban, thrill seeking, or transporting stuff around. A fabulous exhibition whether you’re coming at it from a cyclist view point (like me) or just appreciate great design, or both. As well as the multitude of bikes on display, loads of great short films, insights into bike building, talks, workshops… I don’t consider myself a cycling anorak by any stretch – there’s definitely something here for everyone.
Cycling has been a pretty windy affair here lately, wonder if this bike / helmet would have helped shave some time off my daily commute…
Remember the good ole chopper?
Folding feats of engineering…
And bicycles made of wood and even bamboo – for the ultimate in sustainability
I finally managed to tear myself away for a nice ride home and caught this view of the Shard piercing the night time mist.