Calling all cycling fans! Spin LDN is rolling into the Truman Brewery this weekend (March 28-30) with stalls from some of the most progressive, forward thinking international brands and smaller independent makers from across the bike world. As well as chances to kit yourself out, there’ll also be talks, art, music, bike polo, trick demos, cyclic comedy and theatre with ale, coffee and street food on tap to keep energy levels up. There will also be talks, including one from former bike thieves on how NOT to secure your bike. Jude Brosnan
If you’re going down, make sure you check out:
Did you hear about that cyclist who wore their bike lock around their waist and lost the key? Everyone down the fire station has, and so has Hiplock, who have created wearable bike locks.
Celebrating its thirtieth birthday, Mosquito Bikes has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a small bicycle repair shop. Mosquito will be bringing a superbly eclectic range of products from its Essex Road store, as well as some beautiful custom bikes.
There are some bicycles that are so beautiful they are like works of art. Vanhulsteijn bikes are hand-crafted by their team in Holland. Their unique look and artisanal production process is so artistic that Sotheby’s has collaborated with them in the past.
New kids on the London bike block, South London Saddles create custom leather saddles. They can illustrate your design to produce a truly one-off personal item. The Peckham-based company will be giving demonstrations over the weekend.
Sharpen your pencils – Eliza is a cycling-focused illustrator who will be showing her artwork and giving bike life-drawing classes.
An open bike workshop where you can learn to fix up your bike and take classes in wheel building, Sturmey Archer hub maintenance, long distance tour preparation and BYOB (building your own bike). They also organise rides and host bike jumble sales.
There are very few bike bags that can pass as non-bikey off your bike. Hackney based Goodordering’s designs are inspired by airline bags and Japanese school satchels.
You’ve probably already seen this video of Hovding’s inflatable bicycle helmet, it’s had over 12 million views on YouTube. They’ll be giving live demonstrations of their airbag for cyclists.
Spin LDN: The Urban Cycle Show is on March 28-30, Old Truman Brewery, 15 Hanbury Place, E1 6QR.