The Bike Shed

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.]

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!