Published June 20, 2008
News , tournament
Tags: brooks, polo, tournament
We are very happy to confirm that Brooks will be sponsoring the 17th August Shoreditch Bike Polo Invitational. As well as supplying a range of prizes, Brooks will be giving each registered player a Brooks saddle for them to compete with on the day. Players will be given four different choices of saddle style as well as being able to choose the colour.
There is limited space in the tournament because it is taking place in the space of a day which is why it is important to REGISTER NOW (free!) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your team name, player’s names and their email addresses. There is a deadline in July for registrations which we will be the 10th, best to register as soon as you can!
Further details for the day are coming soon, for now you can read the rules <a href=”http://bricklanebikepolo.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/rules.pdf”>here (PDF)</a>. Don’t forget more sponsorship for the tournament is coming from Moving Target, Hell Yeah!, Smeear, Archie’s Grobags, Fixed Gear London and Red Bull.
Published June 12, 2008
Tags: dalston, polo
(Dalston Polo last week / Flickr)
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!
Published June 5, 2008
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.
Published June 4, 2008
Events , News
Tags: park, polo, south london, vauxhall
Ok the weather is good so unlike Dalston polo last night, this will happen.
7:30 onwards in Vauxhall Park, in the corner there is a court…
Here’s a map. Discussion here.
Organised by FUCCIT it will take place on the 25th July 2008. Chat about people going from London here. More details on registration etc. soon!
(Totally unrelated photo from Flickr)
Put it in your diaries now, the next big London bike polo tournament will take place on August 17th 2008 in conjunction with the Shoreditch Festival and the Tour de Shoreditch. We are sorting an exciting new court which should be a great improvement on the Brick Lane area. The festival organisers are expecting around 5000 people to show up to the event so it will be a great showcase for polo.
If you are interested in taking part, post here to register your teams interest (or if you dont have a team to find other people who are in the same position). We also need volunteers to help out, leave a comment or post on that thread.
More details soon!
Published May 7, 2008
Events , News , tournament
Tags: kent, polo
Oakenden Pedallers (who came and battled to the final in the polo championship we hosted last year in East London) are now hosting the first leg of the European bike polo cup in Kent in June. There are three other legs to the cup held in Scotland and France.
Oakenden Pedallers Bicycle Polo Club has the pleasure in inviting your team to the 1st leg of the Bicycle Polo European Cup being held at Vigo Rugby Club near Wrotham in Kent, England on 7th and 8th June 2008.The event will be run using the International 5 player rules. The minimum number of players in a squad will be 5, the maximum 10 (only 8 may be named per game).
If you are interested in entering a team drop them a message for more info at http://www.oakendenpedallers.co.uk before the 19th of May.