Archive for April, 2008

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I played with some options so now you don’t have to be registered to leave a comment, you can just write crap back at me. Thats all.

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Bike polo at the London Bicycle Film Festival

OCTOBER 5, 2008

To close another London run of the Bicycle Film Festival, the second annual Polo Tournament will be held on October 5. Take your chances against a team of professional polo players..

To register your team of three please contact polo@bicyclefilmfestival.com

Registration is free.

Tons of great prizes, drinks, food and tricks competitions!
If you are interested in sponsoring the event please contact polo@bicyclefilmfestival.com or laura@bicyclefilmfestival.com

8th Annual Bicycle Film Festival LONDON
October 1-5, 2008
Barbican Cinema
Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London

The Bicycle Film Festival celebrates the bicycle. We are into all styles of bikes and biking. If you can name it-Tall Bike Jousting, Track Bikes, BMX, Alleycats, Critical Mass, Bike Polo, Cycling to Recumbents- we’ve probably either ridden or screened it. What better way to celebrate these lifestyles than through art, film, music and performance? We bring together all aspects of bicycling together to advocate its ability to transport us in many ways. Ultimately the Fest is about having a good time.

Interested in volunteering for the festival?
Contact volunteer@bicyclefilmfestival.com or laura@bicyclefilmfestival.com

Check out the report from last year’s festival.

Paris bike polo

Yorgo (who kicked us off playing polo in London this time last year) seems to have done it again in Paris:

We just started playing Polo in Paris, and it’s fucking awesome!!! We found the BEST spot ever. An empty fountain at the Palais De Tokyo, the contemporary art museum/skate spot on the banks for the Seine River, almost in front of the Eiffel tower. Big flat walled surface, no hassle from other users, central, stunningly classy, toilets and bar nearby, tricks area, chill-out zone, etc…

Pignonfixe polo discussion (lots more photos on page 5)
http://www.eurostar.com (bikes go free as long as they are in a bag!)
John Prolly gets excited

Photos from Eat My Shorts alleycat last Friday

Some shots from Selim

Tower Hamlets Wheelers newsletter

Check out this month’s issue of Tower Hamlets Wheelers’ (the local LCC group) excellent newsletter which has a column about polo on Brick Lane.

Rapha Roller Race this Saturday

The third happening in Rapha’s roller race series this Saturday 19th April, 7.30pm – midnight at Imbibe Bar, 173 Blackfriars Road,  SE1 8ER.

Oh looks like its sold out. Guess I won’t be there then.

London Bike Polo in Time Out

Time Out magazine has a cycling issue this week and have featured bike polo on Brick Lane. I wonder if this means they will finally get round to updating their listing for polo? Find the discussion on the article here.


(Source: Time Out)

2008 is the centenary of London bike polo!

Kind of. Cycle polo was featured at as a demonstration sport in the London 1908 Summer Olympics. Ireland won. That;s about as much info as I can dig up, if anyone has any more please let me know!

I went a bit mysteriously quiet, mostly because I haven’t been down to polo in a while due to other things happening. However its still happening and getting even better with the weather warming up towards summer. Check the fixed gear forum for word on improving the polo court with walls.

Work is also ticking over on another polo tournament or two this summer. Watch this space!

(Source: Olympics.org.uk)



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