Weather permitting people will be playing tonight, 7pm onwards in the court corner of Downham Road and Ufton Road. Map! This court has a different feel to brick lane, go down and try it out, I reckon its more fun!
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Tags: big kids, bike snob, lexicon, polo
Check out Bike Snob’s lexicon of cycling for this little gem…
Bike Polo: A popular ironic social pastime for members of the bike culture who might otherwise opt for adult kickball except that it does not allow them to be close enough to their bikes. In New York City, bike polo is played in a Chinatown playground, which has resulted in exchanges like the following in many of the local homes:
Mom: Hi, son. What are you doing home so soon? You finished all your homework so I said you could go play with your friends.
Son: Yes, but when we got there a bunch of big kids was already there. They said we couldn’t play because they were there first.
Mom: Big kids? How old were they?
Son: I’d say mid-20s to early 30s. They were playing hockey on their bicycles.
Mom: Those don’t sound like kids to me. You should have told them the playground is for children.
Son: We did, and they said they’d be done around 10 or 11 and we could play after that. We explained that was past our bedtime, and they said too bad, they all had graphic design jobs to get to the next morning too. But they did say if we got there at the same time tomorrow we could do “odds-evens” for it. They also said we could play if we wanted, but it looked really stupid.
Tags: charge bikes, polo, superted
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.
Tags: alleycat, london, race
Tags: tower hamlest, wheelers
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.
Tags: magazine, press, 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)
Tags: brick lane, court, london, polo, tournament
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!
Hello Bristol! Any chance of some polo?