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BFF Polo Tournament court announced! Register now!

London’s second polo tournament this year and the return of the Bicycle Film Festival annual tournament will take place this year in the City of London, check out the court location.

Its time to register if your team is interested, there’s no cut off date this time but the sooner the better. Email polo@bicyclefilmfestival.com with your team name and players. Several teams are already confirmed including the Fabulous French Fuckers who took the last tournament by storm.

The date is October 5th, entry is free, lots of prizes and organised half time entertainment. After party at the Electricity Showrooms in Hoxton Square.

If you aren’t playing polo on Sunday check out the cycle picnic in London Fields.

One of the organisers sent this message:

Hello Fixie,
Not sure if you know about this, but we are helping organise a cycle event in London Fields on Sunday afternoon. Its aimed at upright lady cyclists, but of course all cycle tribes are welcome. Fixies may be particularly interested in our cinema tent. The guys from Magnificent Revolution are powering the projector and Ray Pascoe has put together a little programme of rare vintage cycle films for us. Its going to be really special! If you’d like to pop down after bike polo you’re all welcome to join us.

More info.

FT article on riding fixed in London

Financial Times had this to say today, no mention of the coolest thing to do in London on a bike though ;)

Given £1,000 ($2,000) to spend on a bicycle, most sensible people would select one with 30 smooth gears, lightweight suspension for the bumps, and disc brakes that stop on a sixpence. Yet a rapidly growing number of urban riders are rejecting a century of innovation and spending large sums of money on bikes without gears, without suspension, with only one brake and not even a freewheel.

The choice of buying a fixed-wheel bike or “track bike” for city use appears to defy common sense, convenience and considerations of personal safety. Non-initiates to the so-called “fixie” consider their owners to have a few screws loose as well as missing a few gears. The disadvantages of fixed-wheel bikes are obvious – you can’t freewheel down hills, you can’t change gear going uphill, you have to time stopping to perfection otherwise you land on your rear and, without mudguards, you get soaked every time it rains.

Full story after the jump. Continue reading ‘FT article on riding fixed in London’



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