The Bike Shed

Local businesses support Bike Shed brekkie
June 17, 2009, 9:29 am
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breakfast-sponsorsWe’d like to introduce you to the lovely businesses that are sponsoring the food and drink for the Bike Shed Bike Week Brekkie coming up on Thursday18th June (yes, this Thursday!).

YumChaa is a new cafe on Berwick & Noel Sts offering a delicious selection of teas and cakes, right in the heart of Soho. They’ll be supplying breakfast and green teas, and yummy fruit muffins.

You probably know that Crussh makes fresh juices and smoothies, but they also do breakfast and brunch too. Try their ‘summer porridge’ at the breakfast – a mix of oats, soaked in apple juice with yoghurt and berry compote.

Mile High will be giving you the chance to sample their 100% natural pressed red grape and cherry juice with ginger and aloe vera that packs a big antioxidant punch.

We look forward to seeing you there, visit now to let us know you’re coming.


London tube strike good opportunity to cycle
June 9, 2009, 8:20 am
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Cycle during the London tube strike

If you’ve thought about cycling into central London but been a bit nervous, this week’s tube strike is a good opportunity to give it a try.

The London Cycling Campaign is suggesting you Bike the Strike and will be leading five escorted commuter rides into town from around London, starting at 7.45am.

Check out the LCC BikeTube website for more about routes and safe cycling.

We’d love to know about your experience with biking the strike, so leave us a note here over the next few days and let us know how it’s going/how it went. Were there more cyclists out? Was it your first time? Did drivers behave differently? Leave a comment below.

Cyclists’ breakfast a go…
June 3, 2009, 1:39 pm
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breakfast-of-champions-kaptI know you’ve just been dying to know more about the Bike Shed Bike Week Cyclists’ Breakfast (trying saying that ten times, fast), so here’s the details:

Thursday 18th June 2009

8:00am – 10:30 am

Soho Square

It’ll be a great chance for you to meet other cyclists, talk about what you need in terms of cycle parking, storage and shower facilities, grab some free grub and find out more about our cycle buddy programme. We’ll also have a limited number of Bike Week spoke reflectors and stickers to give away.

So, to help us get a handle on numbers, please let us know you’re coming here: and tell all your cycling friends to register too.

We’ll also need some lovely volunteers to help out on the day, so please get in touch if you can lend a hand or if you run a Soho business and you’d be happy for us to pop a Bike Week poster in your window to help publicise the event.

We’re also still looking for some more sponsors for food and drink, and cycle-related giveaways, so drop us a line if you’re interested in getting involved.

[Image: ‘Lame Breakfast Of Champions‘ by Kaptain Kobold used under Creative Commons License.]

Soho Cyclists Breakfast – Bike Week 2009
May 27, 2009, 2:23 pm
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breakfast-of-champions-kaptWe all know cyclists get hungry now and again and we also know that a good breakfast is essential for energy in the morning. I think you can see where I’m going here…

Yes, the Bike Shed is planning a cyclists breakfast in Soho during Bike Week in June to chat to you about what you want from a cycle parking and shower centre, and to give local cyclists the chance to meet each other, have a chat and nab some free nosh.

So put Thursday 18th June in your diaries and keep your eyes glued here for more info soon.

[Image: ‘Lame Breakfast Of Champions‘ by Kaptain Kobold used under Creative Commons License.]

Survey – tell us what you need!
May 19, 2009, 8:26 pm
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Copyright Macarena C

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Need somewhere to store your bike when you commute into central London? Not provided with showers in your office? Worried about bike security when it’s on the street? Want to run into work, but need somewhere to de-sweat afterwards?

You may currently be a cyclist, runner, walker, blader or skater. Or maybe you would like to use some sort of self-propelled transport to get into London but haven’t started yet. Either way, we want to know what you need.

This survey is London-focused, as that’s where we’re starting, so if you’re from another area please skip this one but do let your London friends know about it.

Take our survey now

Welcome to the Bike Shed blog…
May 19, 2009, 11:38 am
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…here we’ll keep you up to date with all the news of our project to provide secure cycle storage and shower facilities in central London.

While we’re working particularly with cyclists in mind, we’ll also welcome runners, walkers, rollerbladers, skaters and anyone else who needs somewhere to store their gear and freshen-up in London.

So stay tuned, get involved and leave your thoughts in the comments.

More soon!