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N.S.E SERIES: TRICK NIGHT

On Friday we hosted the second in our N.S.E Series competitions which was a trick night made up of three events. The tone was set for a bit more of a relaxed evening after the heavy hill climbs last month. It was great to see a number of new faces along for the night.

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We had a nice casual ride out to Cutty Sark enjoying the perfect weather and the beers started to flow. Jevi would be the MC for the evening announcing our competitions: Track standing, best trick and kick the can. Track standing was up first and it ended up being a close contest between Levi, Tom and Kamal. As it got down to no handed and one footed, the pressure got too much and two toppled leaving Kamal the winner.

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Next up was the best trick contest judged by our esteemed panel; Ben, Jack, Rob and Brett. Each judge had score cards and any trick was allowed measured on skill, execution and danger. This led to quite a range of attempts from different riders including Levi’s epic leaps of faith, Mr Sean’s no retention skids and tricks, Kamal’s foot through skids and Tom’s ball breakers.

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Finally we pushed the boat out and had a 7 man kick the can (and lucozade bottle) contest. It was a nail biting face off as everyone kept diving in and no clear winner was certain. Things soon spilled off the flat and down the stairs with Jevi occasionally restarting the cans and running off with it. Amidst the carnage, Tom was able to claim victory and get his 15 kicks.

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The results are in with Kamal getting top points for the Trick Contest. This means the overall scores are getting tight with Andrea Vasello and Kamal are tied with 10 points each going into the final event. With 8 points are Mr Sean, Andrew Warby and Levi. 6 points to Will Phillips and Tom Robinson and 2 points to Aaron Wilkins and Matthew Johns.

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Thanks again to everyone who made it along, it was a very memorable night. Be sure to make it along to our final event on Friday July 17th which will be a checkpoint race.

 

Photo cred @charlesreza

 

 

 

Eastlondonfixed X Oakley: Track Beginners Ride.

This saturday is our track bike beginners session for Oakley​ #inresidence leaving from the workshop in Exmouth Market.
You can’t miss it!!

So put your straps on, its fixed gear time. Look forward to a relaxed ride with a chance to show off your track stand skills or grab a few tips and tricks. Be sure to sign up here:

http://www.oakley.com/en/in-residence/london#event

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N.S.E SERIES: HILL SPRINTS

Friday was the first in our series of events for the N.S.E Series, kicking things off with two big hill climbs in North London. We were so stoked to see riders who had travelled from Bournemouth (Velo Sur Mer) and Southampton as well as all around London. As more and more people turned up the hype was building and we soon led the mini mass of riders out towards Swaine’s Lane for the first climb.

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After briefing all the riders on the points system and how the race would be held we began setting people off. The sprint would be from the corner of Highgate Cemetery, to the top of Swaine’s Lane. The one way street begins with a 12% gradient and then ramps up to 18% half way up so competition was fierce… so much so that a number of riders had to unclip and walk, and one threw up before clipping back in and finishing the climb (props to Tom Robinson!).

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We then set off to Alexandra Palace where we had set the climb up a shallower but much longer hill. After the punishment of Swaine’s Lane, this second race would bunch more riders together and be a much faster pace especially along the long flat before the final sweeping climb. Unfortunately we hadn’t planned for a Prodigy gig on the same night so the road was pretty busy with cars but we sent riders off in groups and pulled back the finish line to a safer and less congested position.

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Luckily the onset of rain dampened nobody’s spirits and everyone completed the race. Each competitor also received a much appreciated EastLondonFixed Ass Saver to make the return ride that bit more comfortable. We hope everyone had a great evening, the standard of racing was really high and we saw many new faces.

Here are the results after the first event:

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Thanks again to everyone who made it along. The next event will take place on June 19th and will be a trick contest including a “best trick” category, “kick the can” and trackstanding competitions. We look forward to seeing you then

Eastlondonfixed X Oakley: Road Beginners Ride Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is our first road bike ride for Oakley The Workshop: #inresidence and we would love to see you come along.

The tour of London, an idyllic ride through some of London’s favorite spots. Good for those looking for a nice slow ride and a chance to take in the views.

There is a 25 person cap to keep everything in control, so come by at 10:00am to meet up and have some coffee then leave around 11:00pm on a round trip ending back up at The Workshop 37-39 Exmouth Market. Should be a toot!

(Helmets compulsory)

Located in Exmouth Market EC1. Go check it out!

Located in Exmouth Market EC1. Go check it out!

N.S.E SERIES BEGINS TODAY

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We’ve now finished finalising the route for tomorrow’s first event. You can follow the route on Strava at https://www.strava.com/routes/2325545

We’re going to be meeting opposite Brick Lane Bikes at 7 and riding out at 7.30. The first stop will be Swaine’s Lane where we will be sending riders up a vicious hill climb. Points and rules will be explained on the evening. Then we will be heading towards Alexandra Palace where the second hill sprint will take place and later riding back to London Fields for drinks at and around The Cat and Mutton.

We really hope to see everyone down for what’s set to be a great night

Oh and the weather looks decent!!

Oakley #INRESIDENCE X Eastlondonfixed

Over the next few months we will be hosting road and track rides for Oakley ‪#‎inresidence‬ each saturday.

Meeting at The Workshop:LDN in Exmouth Market EC1 at 10:00am for pre-ride Prufrock Coffee, bike talk and tune ups from the Seabass Cycles crew.

We will head out around 11:00am for rides ranging from beginners to expert. You can find out more information and sign up onto a ride on http://www.oakley.com/en/in-residence/london in the calender section. See you then!

Meanwhile be sure to check out the many other interesting bicycle related topics going on with courses from London Bike Kitchen and Bicycle Film Festival screenings.

Located on Exmouth Market EC1.

N.S.E Series – Details

Hey everyone. So this is a follow up to our previous post regarding N.S.E series. We are all very excited and thought we’d feed more information to clear some questions and possibly encourage more people to take park. We’ve designed events in such way that you need to be all rounder, which makes things more exciting

First a foremost this is a social event where we want as many people to sign up as possible. We think there are not enough events like this in London and its just pure fun to take part and push yourself to the limit.

Events dates and locations:

Hill climb sprint – 15th of May held in Swaine’s Lane and Alexandra Palace.

Best Trick – 19th June held at Cutty Sark, Greenwich

Point to point race – 17th July held in Stratford

Rules:

Prior to entering any event you will have to sign T&C’s. Fixed gear only. Brakes ALLOWED. Price for entering is £8 on eastlondonfixed website (MERCH SECTION). £10 on the day of the event. You are allowed to enter any individual event only, for £10 (that kind of ruins your chances but gives you great fun)

Point system:

In each event you will accumulate ponts in this order:
1st – 10 points
2nd – 8 points
3rd – 6 points
4th – 4 points
5th – 2 points

The winner will be the one with the most amount of points after all three events.

Prizes:

We are still working hard on finalizing the prices. What we know is that we have Aventon Diamond frame as a top prize and more stuff coming from our awesome supporters at BrickLaneBikes, LeCoq Sportiff, Ass Savers.

Spread the word. Tell people to get involved.

Sincerely,
EastLondonFixed

EASTLONDONFIXED PRESENTS N.S.E SERIES

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We’re very excited to announce the start of our three month event. Beginning on Friday May 15th, we will be hosting a three stage competition taking in North, South and East London. Each month there will be a number of competitions with a points based system and leader boards. We have a hefty prize fund with everything from our ass savers to frames. Entrance will be £8 via http://eastlondonfixed.bigcartel.com/ or you can pay £10 on the day. The fee will cover entry to all three events.

We want to encourage as many people as possible to come down for the event. Whether you’re competing or not, we hope you’ll join us for our first major event.

More details to follow…

INTRODUCING ELF RIDER BRETT SMITH

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Hi my names Brett, I’m 23 years old, born and raised in South London, now living in the East End. I’ve been riding fixed for about 4/5 years. I got my first track bike on a complete whim when I was looking for a new bike to commute to work on and someone suggested riding fixed gear. So, I tried out his track bike and being the first time I’d ever ridden a fixed gear before and without brakes. I crapped my pants… I was instantly in love! The same week I went out and bought a Fuji track classic.

I got involved with East London Fixed almost a year ago and it was by complete chance as well. I shredded my rear tyre to bits one day and walked about 3 miles to the closest bike shop. BLB happened to be the one I stumbled across, where, on the day Jack was working. He let me use the back of the shop to change my tyre and told me about the group. I came along to one of the rides and the rest was history.

At the moment I have a couple of bikes.
My first, is my Cinelli Mash Histogram. Had this bike for a few years now and it’s one tough cookie. This bike has been chucked around like nothing else and it’s my favourite bike to ride. One day I had the urge to respray the frame, so I stripped it down to the bone.

My second bike, is my Leader Kagero. I use this pretty much only for the track.
This bike has currently needs a bit of TLC and may be looking to replace it.

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I love cycling, when I’m on my bike, there’s no troubles in my life, my head is clear. I’m taking in what’s around me, pedalling hard, going as fast as I can. Riding on the velodrome is one of my favourite things and I’m currently training to be a sprinter. There’s an amazing rush when you get to push yourself to your absolute limit riding around a 40 degrees slope. But then nothing can compare to training on the road with some of your closest friends, pushing each other to go harder, faster, then relaxing after, grabbing a couple of beers and some wicked conversation. That’s really what East London Fixed is about.

A few more things about me:
I have absolutely no problem with singing in public. On the tube, at work or in Tesco.
I’m pretty accident prone. My body is pretty mashed up at the moment. I’m working on it.
If there’s some kind of adventure going on, you can count me in ☺
Love cats…and dogs. I’m Just an animal person in general.
I’m learning to play the ukulele. I’m pretty useless, but it’s fun.
You can follow me on Instagram @smithybb

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Bank holiday!

So I hope everyone had an awesome bank holiday! The weather was amazing and from the looks of it everyone was out riding, big shout out to “cycle ps” for their anniversary party down at the camberwell store yesterday evening and for “fixed gear london’s” ramen ride, saw lots of riders on social media out for that :)

I’m heading out for some sun, works finished im gonna throw the 650c on and go for a spin around East London, if you see me say hello.

700c or 650c I love this machine-forty4sixteen

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