7 Jul 2013

Das Rad Klub Bristol to Barcelona Ride

Yesterday I passed a group of cyclists in matching black lycra near Cullompton heading towards Exeter. At first I couldn't understand why a group a roadies would be pedalling so fast but as we got closer it became clear that they were riding Fixed Gear bikes. They were all wearing Das Rad Klub Jerseys - I remembered Laurent mentioning that Das Rad Klub was a Bristol company so I Googled them to see what they were up to down here.

It turns out that 5 fixed gear riders are cycling from Bristol to Barcelona to raise money for Bristol Area Stroke Foundation. You can read more about them on the Das Rad Klub blog here and sponsor them here.


Riding from Bristol to Barcelona on a fixed gear bike (in this heat!) is pretty impressive stuff so sponsor them! Das Rad Klub have leant the guys a GoPro so hopefully there will be some footage to share once they get back.

Heavy Pedal Summer 2013 Lookbook Video

Check out the new Summer 2013 Video Lookbook from the Heavy Pedal


http://www.theheavypedal.com/

29 Apr 2013

Bike Film Night | Edition 2 Review


On 24th April 2013, the second edition of Exeter's #BikeFilmNight took place at the Exeter Phoenix.

Slightly over capacity (a good thing for us), the audience turned up for 90 minutes of mind blowing films.

It all started at around 8pm with "40 years in Paris" - all about BMX in the French Capital with a stunning backdrop and a rather relaxing soundtrack.

The main film was "Line Of Sight" by cinematographer Lucas Brunelle. The opening scene was clear and did set the mood of the following 65 minutes....adrenaline, speed, urban, fixed gear, couriers... without forgetting the music adding that extra onboard feel.

Finally, a short promo film by David Salas titled "Why Chapeau!".

Before and after the films the audience interacted with:
We also want to thank all the people who turned up to this free social event, showing that Exeter and Devon has a real (growing) cycling community - as well as Claire from Exeter Phoenix Digital and our guests who gave their time to attend this evening bringing together riders/cyclists. Last but not least Lucas Brunelle who gave us the green light to screen his film.

PS: As a reminder, We are also trying to have regular fixed gear/single speed rides (we are not racing and there is no leader in the community - no real itinerary and everyone is welcome to join and bring new ideas regarding events or destinations). Always check #CoffeeShopRide on Twitter or join and keep an eye on the Facebook Group "Fixed Gear Exeter".


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17 Apr 2013

BespokedBristol 2013 Edition

The UK Handmade Bicycle Show took place from 12th to 14th April 2013.

"...Over 6000 people came see the stunning bicycles and talk with the makers..."

We drove there...in fact we were driven by MagicBikeMike.


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It is never too easy to take some photos during such event: a lot of visitors, a lot of bicycles...etc - anyway, we managed to grab and bring back some shots...Enjoy...


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If you wish to see even more photos of that day check Headset Press review HERE.

14 Mar 2013

Exeter BikeFilmNight Returns 24//04//13



The second edition of the rather cosy BikeFilmNight is happening on 24th April 2013 – 8pm at Exeter Phoenix.


With a capacity of 40 seats in the Black Box, tickets are limited and mandatory to access the free screening space– to get yours contact the Phoenix Box Office 01392 667080.

What’s on the programme?

Two films:

40 YEARS IN PARIS
2012, 7 mins. Dir. JC Peiri

A beautiful short film celebrating Alain Massabova as he flatlands his BMX across the magical backdrop of Paris.

 2012, 65 mins. Dir. Benny Zenga

The inside story of underground bicycle racing around the world. Through the lens of Lucas Brunelle’s helmet camera, viewers are transported into the wild and dangerous world of alley cat racing, where high speeds, traffic, and pedestrians combine with riders hell-bent on victory at any cost.



In the imaginary lounge, there will be some activities involving a handful of guests showing various types of bikes, equipment & accessories, magazines and maybe some surprises too.

It is a free social evening dedicated to cycling in the urban landscape

Riders are welcome to interact, exchange ideas, plans and expand the Exeter and Devon bike scene/ community.

In the meantime, check out the trailer below: