Bike V Design @SpinLDN

If you are going to go to anything this Bank Holiday go to SpinLDN_large

YES IT’S THIS WEEKEND! YES IT’S ALL WEEKEND! YES IT’S A BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND!!! 

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While most us have hibernated, eaten too much porridge and begrudgingly ridden through ice, snow, rain and everything else this hellishly long winter has thrown at us; Alex Daw and his team have been putting together an amazing event celebrating Urban Bike Culture.

Not satisfied with exhibiting an amazing selection of the best of London’s bike culture he has also put together a fantastic schedule of films, talks, music and events and parties!

Bike V Design was very kindly asked to contribute

Urban riding is a mine of culture, design, innovation and evolution. SpinLDN will be representing the finest parts of this, but it is literally just scratching the surface. The city provides an ever changing landscape for riders whether commuters, couriers, polo players or BMXers. I very much hope that SpinLDN becomes a regular festival!

Held at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane it is the perfect setting. For Spin LDN Bike V Design has tried to stay true to this location and will be putting on some talks and demos that look at the bike culture of Brick Lane.

There are so many great people and things to see

DON’T MISS

2pm SATURDAY –  SUPER TED

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Truman resident, Designer, Frame Builder, Rider, and the individual who has single handedly managed to lose more bicycles in East London than any person ever should. Ted James

Johann Chan (Emer) will be chatting with Ted about riding, building and BMX in London.

1pm – 5pm SUNDAY – BIKE V DESIGN/ DESIGN V BIKE CRIME

So… you have spent the last year lusting over, saving up for, managing to source and finally building the bike (obviously still some work to do, ongoing project, like) of your dreams.

Are you going to lock it outside the pub?

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Really, really?

Like that?

and your bike got nicked ..bloody hipsters pay attention!!!

Bike V Design will guide you through the latest products, innovations, solutions and advice to  stop your bike getting nicked!

1pm- Bike Theft  Q&A

I will be joined by Bikeworks mechanics with expert experience and knowledge on bike security.

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We will be looking at the best products available from pretty design fails to the dirty but effective.

Design vs tools, knowledge, force and determination. What’s appealing on the black market and when you should have known better.

2pm Urban Bike Crime – discussion

I’ll be joined by a panel of experts to talk over the possible design solutions covering everything from the latest deterrents to intelligent street parking. Will technology fight the cause with registration and tracking systems, or will it be social media or even the MET?

Speakers:

Titus Halliwell – Cycle Task Force MET Police,

Anthony Lau – Cycle Hoop,

Ayantika – Atomic 22,

Marco Zappalorto – Nesta ‘Hands off my bike project’,

Robert Graves Morris – Stolen Ride,

Alice Marsh – Bike v Design

bike park4pm TESTING

A lot of chat is all very well but what really works?

We will be testing a selection of bike locks and security items available.

We have developed an very scientific process

Level 1 – Street test

Standard tool kit – 32 inch cutters and scaffolding pole max 2m

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Level 2 – Try every means possible till you smash it or give up.

Advanced tools – 42 inch cutters, 8 point ‘picky’ tool, sledge hammer.

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YES there is bike parking and even on the spot Dr Bike from Bikeworks!

Looking forward to it!

See you there!!!

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SAVE SOUTHBANK Festival is also this weekend so go to both!)

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