Published September 5, 2008
News , press , video
Tags: bbc, bicycle, grass, horse, polo, video, yorkshire
BBC News was carrying this video today about the guys in North Yorkshire blogged about a couple of days ago after they appeared in a newspaper article. I have to say I do like the look of grass polo’s rough and ready approach, lack of concern for foot-downs and the general anarchy which seems to happen on such a big pitch! The video piece focusses on bike polo as an olympic sport, as its 100 years on since bicycle polo was demonstrated as a sport in the 1908 Olympics.
Published August 29, 2008
abroad , Events , News , tournament
Tags: ecmc, eindhoven, 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.
Published August 23, 2008
Tags: league, london, polo
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!
I’ve always wondered what was going on with the ancient polo bikes which were rotting away at Herne Hill Velodrome. They had been used for grass games in the past but recently we have heard nothing of them. So it was great to here that Rollapaluza CC has recently purchaed the 11 reminaing bikes and now plans to totally overhaul them so they can be used once again!
Apparently they need quite a lot of work on them so any donations of time and spare parts (26″ wheels!) would be much appreciated. The aim is to get them fixed up and suitably stored at Herne Hill so we can eventually play some grass games.
A few more details on London FGSS and photos from Flickr.
August 17th: as part of the Shoreditch Festival we will be hosting a day of bike polo compteition. Register your team now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (deadline 10th July, and its free!) for your chance to compete and win prizes from our many wonderfull sponsors as well as a free saddle for each rider from Brooks! Read the full details below…
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