Eat, Ride, Sleep, Repeat at the V&A


Image by Supermundane aka Rob Lowe

FRIDAY LATE: Eat, Ride, Sleep, Repeat

TOMORROW Friday 29 March

Bike V Design is delighted to collaborate with the V&A on this event.

A massive thank you to Ruth Lie at the V&A who has organized everything and made the whole evening happen.

Here is the full line up and what we are looking forward to. We really hope that you have a great night and help us celebrate the wonderful world of bike culture!

All events are FREE and places designated on a first come, first served basis, unless stated otherwise.


Tom Whalley
18.30 – 22.00
Tom loves, bikes, records and chess. As producer of The Huey Show on BBC 6Music we are super excited to hear what Tom has pulled out from his vast vault of vinyl! I got chatting to Tom after he kindly let me play one of my favorite Betty Davis tracks on Huey’s vinyl fetish feature.

Hoxton Radio Cyclr Show
18.30 – 22.00
David Preshaah and Gerry Newton do a fantastic radio show featuring the best that London’s bike culture has to offer. David and Gerry will be recording live from the event and playing a mix of new indie, punk and classic rock. I managed to grab lunch with Gerry to chat over Bikes, Design, the V&A and the Cyclr’s plans to grow even bigger this Spring!

19.30 & 20.30
For those that came to the first Bike V Design, you will have seen them in action. Tomorrow they will be performing a two team battle! Hell Yes! One Wheel Motion bike crew meet regularly at their local West Norwood spot to get together, hangout and most importantly, ride. Basically these guys are all kinds of awesome!


Discover the diversity of cycle culture as you tour through the Museum and pass by a series of curated stands:

Ted James Design
18.30 – 22.00
Ted James, aka Super Ted is a London legend and a lovely guy. Ted spoke about his designs at our Impetus Momenta event at the Southbank in December. He designs and builds custom and specialist bicycles, including a beautiful one he made for his mum. Check out this, a customised ESB frame for *Dface (collaboration with 14BikeCo) and a bike built for Vans. Alongside demonstrations and photography, get a real feel for what a bicycle framebuilder’s workshop is like. Ted will also be showing other bikes at Bespoked Bristol in a couple of weeks

Indian Bicycle Shop
18.30 – 22.00
This is a great project (with some lovely branding too!). The Indian Bicycle Shop imports roadsters from India – a recognizably British design made by Raleigh and Philips in the 1920s. Celebrate the bicycle’s influence on everyday life in India through a display of historical and contemporary design modifications. Test out the huge buffalo leather saddles and have your photo taken on one of these traditional Indian bicycles. I know I want one of their Punjabi Flyers!

18.30 – 22.00
Vulpine epitomize everything that is amazing in cycling culture at the moment. As well as producing great clothes they organize Fetes, have a great team of people (including dog), they eat a lot of porridge and cake, their tweets are funny and they actually care about stuff. Visit Vulpine’s visual library of cycling ephemera to find out what inspires them when creating technical cycling apparel with a classic British tailoring twist. Draw from books on British design and cycling, the bikes Vulpine ride, and their musical influences to start a conversation and record your favorite rides and destinations. It wouldn’t be a party without them!

Look Mum No Hands! and Eliza Southwood
18.30 – 22.00
Home from home and the unofficial office/ meeting room for every freelancer in the London bike world. We wouldn’t be able to do it without you, or your wonderful coffee! Sample expertly crafted coffee courtesy of Look Mum No Hands! and create your own coffee peleton with artist and illustrator Eliza Southwood.

Boneshaker Magazine
18.30 – 22.00
Boneshaker is a fantastic perfect-bound, ad-free quarterly celebrating bicycles and the people who ride them. The publication features stories from around the world exploring the wonderful things that happen when people and bikes come together. Take a look at work by artists who have contributed to Boneshaker to date, and admire a selection of handpicked framed prints as well as copies of the magazine to thumb through. Mike will be chatting more about Boneshaker and other stuff in the Bike V Graphic Design talk.

Velo Venture
18.30 – 22.00
Grab a Barclays bike or jump on your own, and discover the hidden gems of Albertopolis through the eyes of Alice Lobb and Ruby Baker. Which designer was greatly influenced by the Islamic tiles he saw at the Museum? Can you find the statue of a famous eternal youth that the Lost Boys lived with? Follow the trail of clues as drawn by illustrator Alix Bigois-Jeambrun’s to find the answers.


Bike V Graphic Design
19.00 – 20.00
I love Graphic Design. I love print. Whether it’s a limited edition silk screen print or the smell of ink in a new book or magazine, I’m also partial to a nice bit of branding, a beautiful website and still get far too excited about stickers! Team this with my passion for bikes and I’m very happy, and it seems I’m not alone! Come and hear us discuss the rich and beautiful world of graphic design that surrounds bikes, from handcrafted headbadges to beautiful publications and illustrations. Speakers include Andrew Diprose (The Ride Journal), James Greig (Cycle Love), Tom Donhou (framebuilder) and Mike White (Boneshaker Magazine). The talk will be in the stunning National Art Library – we couldn’t ask for a better spot!

Bicycle Cultures: A Secret History (1869 – 2013) 
20.30 – 21.30
If you do not know Jack Thurston’s bike show on Resonance  you should! It is an amazing show covering everything in the world of cycling. We are delighted to have lured him back to the big smoke for the evening. Taking a wide view of the history of the bicycle in Britain, writer and broadcaster Jack Thurston presents a selective and secret history of the bicycle, with the help of a small cast of experts including Tim Dawson, cycling columnist for the Sunday Times, artist Ruth Beale and Patrick Field from London School of Cycling. And if you are planning a ride in the country this Summer be sure to get a copy of Jack’s book!

*Please note coats and bags are not permitted in the Library. Please leave these items in the cloakroom on the ground floor.


Portraits by George Marshall
18.30 – 22.00
Chatting to George you very quickly realise how incredibly busy he is. He is constantly travelling the globe on shoots for magazines like the Cyclist, Privateer and the Albion (which he is also Associate Editor) He is also the Rapha blog photographer. George’s ongoing series of medium format cycling portraits will be projected throughout the evening. Keep an eye out for the most recent additions – V&A staff and their bicycles sited within the Museum, which can also be found on the Rapha blog.

Bicycle Taxidermy
18.30 – 22.00
Seek out RCA graduate Regan Appleton’s guerrilla installations throughout the Museum. Salvaging long discarded bikes from the dust and rubble, he turns them into family heirlooms – a nod to the bizarre habit of stuffing ones pet. Pick up a trail designed by Mireia Corcoles to find out more.


Bobbin Bicycles Drawing Studio
19.00, 20.00 & 21.00 (duration 30 minutes)
Bobbin Bicycles owners Sian Emmison and Tom Morris, together with special guests from The Old Bicycle Showroom invite you to unlock the mysteries of the bicycle using traditional life drawing techniques.

Make Your Mark
18.30 – 22.00
We are really looking forward to seeing Edinburgh-based illustrator and designer Rebecca J Kaye produce a specially-commissioned print inspired by the bicycle and designed for the event to take away and keep. With a love for simplicity and colour, bicycles and the outdoors, Rebecca creates limited edition screen prints with a cycling theme. She also has a rather lovely bike!

And if all that wasn’t enough there will be a selection of fantastic films on show too!
Wheels and Reels

Sculpture, Rooms 17–20 & bottom of Ceramics Staircase
18.30 – 22.00
Discover moments of bicycle inspired magic in video and sound, featuring:
Nowness, a film by United Visual Artists (UVA); Cyclotrope by Tim Wheatley; Bicycle by Camille Durand Rivalefeaturing artist Ugo Gattoni; Bicycle built for Two Thousand by Aaron Koblin; Sonar by Renaud Hallee; Lemonade by Ill-Studio with DJ Erol Alkan and Boys Noize Records, and Golden Tree by Martin Brooks andNinian Doff.

Electric Pedals
19.00 – 21.00
Earn your place by pedalling to power ‘Cool Unicorn Bruv’, a short film by Ninian Doff.

Bicycle Thieves
19.30 (duration 93 minutes)
Bicycle Thieves (1948) tells the story of a poor father searching post-World War II Rome for his stolen bicycle.

Bicycle Film Festival
19.00, 20.00 & 21.00 (duration 45 minutes)
Watch a specially commissioned reel of bicycle inspired films selected by the Bicycle Film Festival.

Oh yeah and this dude is showing some of his stuff there too!

Lets do this thing!


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