P&P World Cycling Revival Festival at Herne Hill

Last week saw the inaugural P&P World Cycling Revival event at Herne Hill Velodrome. Spread over three days, it was not only a true celebration of cycling with derny races, a penny farthing hour record attempt and a Brompton invitational, but visitors could enjoy bars, betting, live music, a fun fair, a cycling museum and bike polo.

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London Mayoral Campaign - What's in it for Cyclists?

Londoners - it's all change at the helm. After eight years, Boris is out (a Borxit??) and a new Mayor will be elected on Thursday. Although he didn't live up to all his cycling promises, few can deny that Boris was great for London's cyclists. The challenge now is for Londoners to return someone who will continue Boris's good work and to take cycling in the city to new heights. Before Ride Velo dispatches its crosses into the ballot box, we wanted to take a close look at the candidates' policies before deciding who's best for the mean streets of London. 

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Saint Crispin's Day Nightride

"This day is called the feast of Crispin: He that outlives this day and comes safe home will stand a-tiptoe when this day is named," Henry V.

Commemorating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, the St Crispin’s Day Night Ride set off from Chiswick in the early hours of Sunday morning, 24th October.  This is the third year that this event has been run, and is a jolly 100 mile jaunt out of West London to one of England’s leading vineyards, Stanlake Park, whereupon every rider is presented with an exclusive bottle of St Crispin’s Day wine.  

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Brompton riders are not passionate cyclists, says boss!

The Brompton Cycles boss, Will Butler-Adams, interviewed in The Times this week, claims that Brompton riders are practical rather than passionate:

"Funnily enough, most of our customers aren't into cycling.They're just living, getting about. If it's pouring and you can't be bothered, just fold the thing up and jump on the bus or the Tube," he says. Or get a puncture, which happens to us with painful frequency!

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