Summer’s here! Good for riding bikes, not necessarily so good for eating lunch inside. But if you fancy your RftS fix while enjoying the sunshine somewhere, we have solutions, like our takeaway salad boxes. We’ve also got a bunch of new stuff for you to enjoy if you do want to stay with us a while.
Bikefest (not to be confused with Bristol Cycle Festival) is the annual MTB enduro held at Ashton Court on the first Saturday in June. Next weekend, at the time of writing. Topical.
Jez Dolan, one of the dolly omipalones from Polari Mission (polarimission.com) gives a whirlwind illustrated history of the secret language of gay men, made famous by Julian and Sandy in Round the Horne.
Alex Starr is a Bristol-based photographer. In this exhibition – part of Bristol Festival of Photography – he presents a series of images from an ongoing project entitled ‘In the Mouth’. The pictures explore attitudes towards the environment, centred around Avonmouth, Bristol.
Inspired by the Guardian’s recent A to Z of cycling, we thought we should do the same for Bristol’s bike scene. There’s a lot to celebrate here, so it cannot be beyond us to come up with 26 things that we want to blather about. Of course it’ll be partial and you might disagree, but that’s part of the fun. Feel free to shower us with virtual bile on Twitter or Facebook if you feel that strongly about it.
Roger Whiter, friend of RftS and son of a North London framebuilder, returns to his roots with hand-built, fillet-brazed, lightweight bicycles for mid-century kids. Custom built with an eye to batch production in the future.