Attention, two-wheelist commuters (yes, The Unicycle Twins, that includes you), your daily battle with buses and bumps gets a little more interesting this week. Cycle superhighways may be a thing of the future but jeans people Levi’s Commuter Workspace in Shoreditch is the next best thing.
Levi’s celebration of cycling is in its third year, but is venturing to London for the first time (and indeed LA, which is open throughout August) and offers everything you could possibly dream of (within reason) as a cyclist.
Get your bike tuned up or customised (some flames painted on the forks, obviously) by The Hackney Peddler or just washed by the London Cycling Campaign. If you want to make a morning or afternoon of it, there’s an area to work, complete with wifi, and cold brew coffee provided by Protein Café.
Bamboo Bicycle Club founder James Marr will be popping in to demo his bamboo bikes today. Tuesday evening sees a forum on urban regeneration with contributions from The Decorators, We Made That, Open City London and Pan Studio. Wednesday’s worth getting up early for – Ali Baba Juice + Matcha will be on hand to provide their locally-sourced juices from 9.30-10.30am.
A bike-powered chocolate lathe (who hasn’t always wanted to lathe chocolate? Liar!) will be in situ at lunchtime on Thursday and on Friday the closing of the workspace is marked with a party with DJ/poet/musician James Massiah.
Enter competitions, test ride new bikes or just hang out with like-minded people, Levi’s Commuter Workspace is in Studio 2 at Protein, 31 New Inn Yard, EC2A, Monday-Thursday 10am to 6pm, Friday 12noon to 8pm.
For more info and to register for events, go to levis-commuter.tumblr.com.
By Colin Hubbuck