Ride around Kensington
Ride around Kensington
So far this month I gave my bike a wash-down, got it tagged by the local police, visited Dr. Bike in central London & learnt how to replace inner tubes and repair punctures. Month well spent.
Reel yourself into the world of cinema as Bikeminded introduces their Film Tour as part of their exciting summer cycling programme. Cyclists who join will weave through the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC), learning about RBKC’s rich film history and locations.
Not only that, Bikeminded have also announced a film competition; grab any camera and make a 90 sec film of any genre as long as it includes the RBKC in a creative way. Once you’re done, simply post it onto Youtube or Vimeo along with the online application form. Don’t just sit there on your laptops or smarphones, get shooting!
See my blog post on Saturday’s fun ride here.
Tickets are only £7. Visit Bikeminded’s Cycling Tours page for more info.
Bikeminded, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s cycling campaign in central London, has announced a series of tours for the summer season of 2012. The tours will take cyclists on an enriching journey to discover and rediscover RBKC’s rich history in film and music.
For the list of tours, dates and prices, click here.
Cycling in Battersea Park and Chelsea taaawn. #london #cycling @bikemindedrbkc
Last Wednesday, Bikeminded with the London Hardcourt Bike Polo Association launched friendly games of Bike Polo at West London’s Westway Sports Centre. It’s a game where two teams of three are equipped with nothing but a mallet and a bike, battling with each other to win the ball and score goals.
If you expect Bike Polo to be a classy sport for the upmarket types in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, think again. In all honesty, the game’s name is very misleading. It’s a combination of polo, rugby, hockey and jousting (in my head).
It’s not simple either. If you can ride a bike with one or no hands, you’ll find it easier to catch on but you still have to learn how to balance yourself, dribble, block, constantly be aware of your surroundings and make sure you don’t knock someone out with a whack of the mallet all at the same time.
And that’s what makes the bloody game thrilling! Don’t worry if you’re a newbie, though. Some of the people - including myself - were first timers and took it up pretty easily. Don’t have a bike and mallet? Bikeminded have some spares so you don’t miss out.
Mallets on offer. Image taken by Mina Zaher aka King’s Road Rocks. She was also at Bike Polo
Bike Polo is held every Wednesday at Westway Sports Centre. It’s a 3 minute walk from Latimer Road Underground Station and not far from Ladbroke Grove Station.
Oh hai. I’m back. Liking the t-shirt? # (@BikemindedRBKC) #cycling
Looking west from the re-opened Albert Bridge, @bikemindedrbkc #cycling
World’s End Estate, Chelsea London SW3, @bikemindedrbkc #cycling