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The UrbanTRI  is deemed to be the modern triathlon for fitness fanatics looking for their next endorphin hit or cross training program. Starting off their journey, participants begin at lululemon on the Kings Road for a 45 minute invigorating vinyasa flow yoga session with one of their renowned ambassadors, before taking to the streets of London for a scenic 10k tour lead by Hannah Luck from Barry's Bootcamp and Emily and Hannah from Twice the Health. Once completed the 3 discipline event ends at BOOM Cycle for a 45minute party on the bike followed by health eats and treats from our brand partners.

Tickets available now from www.boomcycle.co.uk £40 each including post workout protein packed snacks and a goody bag full of nutritious fitness treats!

Your next chance to get involved is on February 28th 2016, or March 20th.

681563_0_immersive-experienceEvans Cycles has recreated the 1940s in Waterloo with free events daily including, workshops and demonstrations. You have until Saturday 11th July to get down and see the action!

Evans Cycles wants to get the nation back to the peak of cycling that was last seen in the 1940s. As such, the UK’s leading specialist cycling retailer has transformed its oldest store at Waterloo Cut to deliver an experience like no other.

For one week only, people can get involved with daily demonstrations from leading heritage cycling partners including Brooks saddle makers and Tour de France yellow jersey manufacturer, Le Coq Sportif.

Full schedule of activities in the Waterloo 1940s takeover store

Thursday 9th July  – Celebration ride of the record breaking route Billie Fleming took in 1939

Friday 10th July  – Brooks heritage display

Saturday 11th July  – The final curtain call with refreshments and baked goodies, and live music

The 1940s was a cycling heyday with 20% of commutes being made with pedal power1. Today, despite the cycling boom of the last few years, that number sits at a lowly 4% with only 3.25 billion miles2 being covered annually by bicycles across the UK. 

James Backhouse, Evans Cycles marketing director says, “We want to encourage Britain to reap all the benefits the sport has to offer and once again become a true cycling nation. The experience on offer at the 1940s inspired Waterloo store will give people a taste of all that is great about cycling.”

 Evans Cycles at Waterloo Cut, 77-81The Cut, SE1 8LL

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The Tweed Run, one of the UK's most stylish events, is returning to the streets of London on Saturday 18th April 2015, for it's 7th annual bicycle ride. 

The Tweed Run is a truly unique and exquisitely British public bicycle ride through London’s historic streets, with a prerequisite that participants are dressed in their best tweed cycling attire. Guests can expect a leisurely day cycling, stopping at some of London's most iconic landmarks to enjoy a spot of tea, a picnic in the park and finally a jolly good knees-up in a beautiful art-deco ballroom for the Tweed Run closing ceremony.

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This year the Tweed Run tickets sold out like hot-cakes, but those who missed out will be able to join the cyclists for Bourne & Hollingsworth’s Tweed Run Awards Ceremony, with tickets costing  £20. Offering delicious cocktails, delightful music and delectable food, the evening has been designed to shake out joints and provide the perfect venue for Tweed Runners to let down their hair down after a long day riding. 

roundaboutAfter the constant terrible news of cyclists being injured and killed on badly mapped out London roads it's a relief that more thought is being put into keeping everyone safe whilst they wind their way around the city.

London's first fully segregated round about will start to be built this week in Battersea. Keeping them apart will be a pretty tough to cross, raised kerb and they will also have separate traffic lights once the new Queen’s Circus roundabout is complete.

This roundabout is the first of its kind though it doesn't solve any of the cities cyclist/traffic collision hot spots. In fact the round about has not bee causing too many problems for it's users before now, however Wandsworth council decided to make the improvements to prioritise cycling and walking as the Nine Elms area is redeveloped.

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Get This week, Levi’s® launches its London Commuter™ Workspace with an opening party on Thursday 7th August at 31 New Inn Yard. The latest in a series of Workspaces in New York and Los Angeles, Levi’s® now invites commuters to gather, connect and work together in London. Joining up with bike advocates around the globe, each space is designed for the modern commuter and features a range of offerings, including:

Live Music and DJ Sets

Social and Cultural programming

Limited Cold Brew from Protein Cafe

Breakfast juices

Free Wi-Fi

Local artist collaborations

Free instructional workshops

Free bike repair services by local mechanics 

To mark the opening of the Workspace, Levi's® created a series of short films to celebrate and inspire commuters across the globe. "The Ride" film series profiles three modern commuters from each city. The London film stars 23-year old James Massiah, poet, DJ for NTS, Just Jam / DontWatchThat.tv and founder of platform The A & The E. Levi's® also collaborated with artists Damien Correll (New York), Ben Jones (Los Angeles) and Sara De Bont (London) to create a custom enamel pin to commemorate each workspace.

Watch "The Ride" film trailer here, and for more information about Levi’s® Commuter™ Workspace events visit: www.levis-commuter.com

Levi's® continued dedication to sustainability will see a station dedicated to collecting used denim, repurposing old pairs of jeans for future products. Donate denim at the Workspace to be entered into a raffle to win a custom saddle from Brooks Englanda Limited Edition denim version of Brooks’ Cambium C17, whose features align with the performance benefits of the Levi’s® Commuter™ collection.

Levi’s® London Commuter™ Workspace
7th - 17th August 2014
31 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3EY
Monday - Thursday, 10AM - 7PM
Friday, 10AM – 9PM
Saturday - Sunday, 11AM - 8PM

AUGUST 7: OPENING PARTY WITH ONLY REAL AND BRADLEY ZERO

Join us for drinks and music to celebrate the opening of our London Workspace. Free bike valet provided by London Cycling Campaign. 7 - 10PM

AUGUST 8: VINYL NIGHT

Independent Dalston record shop Kristina Records host a vinyl listening party and showcase. Join us for post-work drinks with new and rare tunes. 6 - 8PM

AUGUST 9: EAST LONDON RIDE WITH TOKYOBIKE

Meet up at the Workspace for a coffee before heading out on a ride led by Tokyobike through the East End parks and waterways. 11 - 2PM

AUGUST 11: DEMO WITH BAMBOO BICYCLE CLUB

Join us for a talk and demonstration by Bamboo Bicycle Club founder James Marr on the methods of creating a new bike from bamboo. Then take one for a spin! 6 - 7PM

AUGUST 12: FORUM - CIVIC FUTURES

A new wave of architects and design studios are transforming our cities with temporary installations and sustainable structures. Speakers include The Decorators and We Made That. 7 - 8:30PM

AUGUST 13: JUICE MORNING

Drop by the Workspace for a morning juice to kickstart your commute, whilst learning about the local ingredients that Peckham's Ali Bab Juice and Matcha have sourced to go into their fruity creations. 9:30 - 10:30AM

AUGUST 14: WORKSHOP - BIKE-POWERED CHOCOLATE LATHING

Work with the designer of the Plume Mudguard on a bicycle-powered chocolate lathe. Chocolate, Bicycle, and lathe will be provided - just drop in to turn a treat. 1 - 3PM

AUGUST 15: CLOSING PARTY WITH JAMES MASSIAH AND FRIENDS

Join us for drinks and music to celebrate the opening of our London Workspace! Gin & Tonics served by The Travelling Gin, in partnership with Whitley Neill. Free bike valet provided by London Cycling Campaign. 6 - 8PM