Archive for August, 2008

Forget bike polo….

… lets play tall bike basketball!!





Images from Roxy’s Flickr. Tall bikes from Max.

European Hardcourt Bike Polo Showdown Zurich

Got this email a little while ago…

Hello European Bikepolo Teams

We’re glad to invite you to the first European Hardcourt Bikepolo Showdown. The Tournament will take place on the 18th of october as a part of the Bicycle Film Festival in Zurich. We have confirmed registration form all over Switzerland, Germany and the U.K. Of course the main challenge will be to beat the current european champion Team Basel. We will play in a big warehouse so you dont have to worry about weather and temperature. Besides Polo and the Movies there will be other Bike Messenger related stuff going on all over the weekend. So we promise that the journey to Switzerland will definitely be worth it. If you’re interested in entering the Bike Polo Tournament please write an email to jerome@thiriet.net to register. More Info and a flyer will be up soon. Check back on fahrradkurier.ch for updates!

This looks good, and playing in a big warehouse sounds like fun, more info on http://bikepoloshowdown.wir24.de.

And if you fancy more European polo action check out Sweden on 14/09 for the Swedish Open Cycle Polo Championship more info http://club.kometbicycles.se/.

ECMC bike polo video

Check out this video from Juli she made about the European Cycle Messenger Championships bike polo competition which took place a few weeks ago in Eindhoven. Watch it big for extra fun.

Telegraph article on bike polo

Mainly on grass games but we get a mention… Bicycle polo: a steel steed? Let’s give it a whack. Or read it after the break…. Continue reading ‘Telegraph article on bike polo’

London Bike Polo League picking up steam

So check out the website and show some interest. The basic premise is that asside from having irreuglar tournaments there would be a constantly running leage open to any teams. The details are still being thrashed out but it all sounds promising!

Londons Calling is on!

Here’s a reminder to get down to the Foundry and check out Londons Calling this weekend. Pictures of the main prize are up onthe LC blog already….

If you are reading this you will have noticed that http://bricklanebikepolo.wordpress.com is now gone and this is its replacement! Please update your bookmarks, posts, friends etc.

Shoreditch bike polo invitational photos

Lots of these flying around, check out the London Bike Polo Flickr Group for most. Roxy is still figuring out all the final scores, but here’s some snaps of the scoreboards so you can pretty much work it out for yourself:

Then Zombie RMY tooks 4th, Fabulous French Fuckers 3rd, Who’s BAD 2nd and the winners were Bike Polo Munchen.

For more photos than you can imagine check out MJS’s, Roxy’s, Kev’s, Slamm’s and my photostreams and RJS’s site and Mark’s Zoomr, some great ones from Fred. If you find more leave a comment!

Shoreditch Polo Invite and whats next?

Yesterday was a day of packed polo action as around 30 teams competed for polo victory in court built for the competition next to Shoreditch Park. In the end Bike Polo Munchen walked away with the trophy and there were some very exciting games along the way. Well done to everyone who played, took part and organised! More follow up soon…

But for now look whats coming up…

This weekend – London’s Calling, a follow up to last year’s great event….

And in just over two month’s time….

Shoreditch Polo Tournament this Sunday!

Click to make big!

As part of the Shoreditch Festival this weekend sees teams from around the UK and beyond takeover a specially built court in East London for a day of bicycle polo games. Because of the large amount of teams entered the tournament will kick off pretty early, and be done by 7pm. After party hosted by The Trixie Chicks. Everyone who has entered to play should have the details they need already, everybody else come down and support! This will be a celebration of the 100th anniversary of bicycle polo at London’s 4th Olympiad in 1908 which everyone seems to be talking about at the moment.

Location is this court in the grounds of school right next to Shoreditch Park.

PARTY!

New short film on Brick Lane Bike Polo

Check this rather nicely shot vid from Matthew Walker on the fantastic Mr. Smeear and Brick Lane Bike Polo shot a few months ago…



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