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Lanky Girl goes to Spin Ldn 2013 at Old The Truman Brewery, Brick Lane

Spin Ldn 2013
Spin Ldn 2013

On Friday evening I went down to check out London’s first ever urban bicycle show, Spin Ldn. I thought I knew most brands of bicycle on sale in London but I was really in awe at the amount of different brands that were showcasing their products. I had a fabulous time looking at all the lovely bikes on sale. Here are  some of the highlights from the show.

We were entertained by some funky DJs and there was a bar serving beers and wine.

Spin Ldn dj's
Spin Ldn dj’s

The first brand that I came across was Hood Bikes which are from Barcelona, these distinctive cruiser style bikes come in bold colours and are retailing for around 299 pounds.

hood bikes
hood bikes

This stunning racing bike by Festka Bikes  was turning heads for all the right reasons.

Festka Bikes
Festka Bikes

I also met the guys behind Mango Bikes, who were there to showcase their customized fixies. If you watched the BBC  program Beat the Boss you will remember the boys were seeking funds to start their business. Apparently they didn’t take the funding in the end from Innocent smoothie entrepreneur Richard |Reed and have gone solo with their idea.

Mango Bikes
Mango Bikes

As well as bicycle brands various companies were showcasing their fashionable bicycle accessories. I tried on a chic rain poncho by Otto.

otto ponchos
Otto ponchos

I fell in love with this beautifully crafted bike from bicycle designers Saffron Bikes.

saffron bicycles
saffron bicycles

Tom from Donhou bikes is a frame builder who makes magic happen. His commissions are one of the kind and are visually stunning. If you have an idea for a  bike and the funds he can make it happen. Prices start from 1400 pounds.

Donhou bikes
Donhou bikes

If you like you bicycles big and blinging then avenue bicycles are the brand for you, these fashionable bikes scream luxury!

avenue bicycles
avenue bicycles

At Spin Ldn I also discovered Luv Handles Bicycle boutique, they are currently housed in a warehouse and are available by appointment only. My kind of store, they offer fashionable bicycle accessories and LOVELY dutch style cruisers.  I will be sure to pay them a visit sometime soon.

Luv Handles Bike Boutique
Luv Handles Bike Boutique

Cono Sur was also there  to showcase their Bicycle Pedal powered cinema.

Bicycle Cinema
Bicycle Cinema
Bicycle powered cinema pedlers
Bicycle powered cinema pedlers

Pitango bicycles  make  lightweight cruisers and single speed bikes that you can customize. Ever fancied a dutch style bike with bad-ass racer wheels these guys can make it happen!

Pitango Bikes
Pitango Bikes

Daily distraction – Hollander Bikes by Made.com

Readers of my blog will know how much I love dutch style bicycles. It is bordering on an obsession for me lol! I blogged about Hollander bicycles by made.com a few months back  and today I was happy to discover that they are now available in two other rather fetching colours.

Team Green Britain Bike Week

the beautiful juliett

So if you havebeen following me on twitter you will know that last week I purchased a lovely red Viva Juliett Dutch style bike. Every day since I purchased it I have been taking my new love out for a spin around the roads where I live. I have to say so far she has been a pleasure to ride and gathers compliments everywhere I go.

What I didn’t realise until yesterday was that this week is actually Team Green Britain Bike Week. It is a nationwide initiative to encourage more people to get back on the saddle. All over the country people have been taking part in organised rides and other cycling events. It all ends on the 26th so there is still time to take part in many of the events happening around the city.

Here are two that I think will be especially good fun.

Friday, 24 June

The 7th Glamour Ride
Ride difficulty: Easy

Who says cycling is all lycra, sweat and bad hair days? Not us! Join us for this infamous fun ride – full details at glamour-ride.org.uk.

Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Contact: Betty
07973 815198
Saturday, 25 June
Richmond Park Ride
Ride difficulty: Easy
Distance: 20 miles

Ride crosstown to Richmond Park. Picnic/nibbles if good weather! Ride/train back.

Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm
Contact: Rob
07973 815198
For more information about events please visit http://www.bikeweek.org.uk/

My Daily Distraction – Beg Bicycles

Those that know me know of my love of retro Style bicycles and I have just discovered a Cambridge company who are making the most beautiful bespoke bicycles..ahhh I am in love!

They say:

Our bicycles are hand-built exclusively for us in Belgium by a bicycle-building family who have been making high quality frames and bicycles by hand since 1946. Combining gorgeous vintage detailing with highest quality components, an elegant Sit Up and BEG style traditionally brazed and lugged upright frame with a Brooks leather saddle, and a whole host of sophisticated features, the only bump in your ride will be choosing whether to go for delicious Persephone Pink, Flirty 30s Green or Toad.

 Heads will turn, hearts will flutter and you’ll be King (or Queen!) of the road.”

Well I can’t disagree the bicycle  below is absolutely beautiful.

For more information visit: http://www.begbicycles.com

My Daily Obsession!

Dutch Bike

Those that know me, know I have a slight obsessive nature about things I want. Usually what happens is I see something online, obsess about buying it until I actually do or until I get distracted by the something else. For the last week I have had my eye on what I think is complete bargain. A modern dutch bike for £169!
Check out made.com for more details.