THE VULPINE CYCLOGAMES 2013

By Nick Hussey, 15 November 2013 | Comments (0)

VULPINE CYCLOGAMES 2013 MAIN POSTER

The VULPINE CYCLOGAMES

SUNDAY 8th December 2013, 12 noon - 6pm.
Oval Space Hackney, London.
29-32 The Oval, London, E2 9DT
Dogs and children welcome, if accompanied by an adult. Children do not have to be on a lead.

FREE ENTRY

 

 

We wanted to be more ambitious with the fetes, our previous events. To create loads happening, that anyone can get into. Something for everyone. Vibrant and involving, not just a bunch of stalls. So we’ve created the Cyclogames...silly or serious cycling competitions.

Bake a cake, track stand, sprint or design. Young, old, hip, geek.

The venue we’ve chosen is incredible. The Oval Space, by Regent’s Canal in Hackney is a huge industrial but welcoming space next to gas towers. Its really striking, and importantly for this event, BIG.

 

Vulpine Cyclogames venue Oval Space

 

As you walk in through the main entrance you’ll be greeted by art and the three cycling charities we’ve chosen to support in this free event.


Next, walk upstairs, past bars serving mulled wine, cider and the usual. Plus high-quality hearty winter food at fair prices.

Then you enter the main space. You’ll see hundreds of lights dangling above a central selection of great young British cycling brands and artists. Along the length of the venue are the competitions. On stage (this is a club and gig venue) will be Rollapaluza, more competitions and famous DJs.

Talented and famous cyclists will be judging the competitions. Some require you to entire online before the event, but most you can just turn up for. Simply pay a small amount (to charity) and you stand to win some serious prizes!

There’ll be a friendly vibe inclusive or all cyclists, free bike parking, great booze and food and loads going on.

 

In air of London Cycling Charities

Funds raised from competitions and stallholder's fees divided equally between:
Wheels For Wellbeing - Ensuring that everyone can share in the joy and benefits of cycling, regardless of any physical, health, mental or psychological barriers
Herne Hill Velodrome - Ensuring the continued use of this iconic London cycling feature.
Rollapaluza Outreach - Offeringa fun, engaging, gateway into cycling for young people and disadvantaged adults.

 

Djs kindly donating their time and talent
The Maccabees
Nemone Metaxas - 6music

 

Vulpine Cyclogames The Maccabees

The Maccabees

Celeb Cycling Judges kindly donating their time and talent


Matt Stephens - Telly cycling presenter & cycling champ


Michael Smiley - Actor, comedian, racconteur & ex courier

Michael Smiley


Nemone Metaxas - Radio 6 Music DJ, telly & sports

Nemone Metaxas


Ned Boulting - ITV telly presenter & writer

 

plus VERY special guest:
Cycling legend & cobbles expert Kenny Van Vlaminck - Germaloids Schleppers

 

Transport


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The ride from central London is a few miles.

Loads of bike parking provided by CycleHoop. Cambridge Heath rail is a couple of minutes walk away. Bethnal Green and Hoxton tube, plus London Fields station are a 10 minute walk. Car parking directly outside is limited, but plenty on adjoining roads.

 

Competitions

Compete, watch or just eat cake, up to you. All entry fees to go charity. Adults only except where stated.

 

Extra motivation: All entries will receive a 15% Vulpine online discount voucher.

 

Brompton’s Brompton Folding Champs

How fast can you fold and unfold a Brompton? Fastest wins. Go gadget commuter.
Bikes provided by Brompton, do not bring yours!

Men’s & women’s titles. £2 to enter.

1st prize £100, Vulpine Merino T & unique trophy
2nd prize £50 cash
3rd prize £25 cash

Rounds held from 12 noon, final entry at 3:15 pm, with rounds held until final at 4:15 pm.

 


Cyclehoop Track Stand Champs

Track standing as stadium sport. Four riders at a time work through rounds to win The Title
Restored 1950s vintage bike polo bikes are provided by Herne Hil Velodrome. Do not bring yours!

Men’s & women’s titles. £2 to enter.


1st prize £100, Vulpine Merino T & unique trophy
2nd prize £50 cash
3rd prize £25 cash


Rounds held from 12 noon, final entry at 4:15pm, with rounds held until final at 5:15pm.

Herne Hill vintage bike polo bikes before restoration
 
 
Herne Hill bike polo bikes before restoration

 


CycleLove x Kinoko Cycles Incredibly Beautiful Bicycle

TT scythe, pretty shopper, carbon lightweight, sick custom fixie...Who’s is most beautiful?


Photo entries are being gathered online by CycleLove and Kinoko right now and close a week before the event. If you’re down to the last chosen ten you get to bring your bike to the event and sit and explain it away all afternoon (if you want).

1st prize £100, rosette, your bike turned into a CycleLove logo & a unique trophy
2nd prize £50 cash & rosette
3rd prize £25 cash & rosette

Judged at 4:30 pm by the Incredibly Famous Judges.


Drops Awesome Cycling Photograph

Portrait, action, landscape, macro...Enter Drops’ competition online.
Images are being collected online until a week before the event. The printed and displayed for all to see, with the best 20 adult images and best 5 children's i
mages chosen by them will be printed and displayed in the venue.

1st prize £100 & unique trophy
2nd prize £50 cash
3rd prize £25 cash

Kids competition:
1st place rosette
2nd place rosette
3rd place rosette

All prints will be sold for charity at £25 each after judging ends at 12:30 pm, the first of the competitions.

 

 

The Handmade Cyclist Finest Cycling Illustration

Graphic modernity, cartoonish cuteness, blood spattered grimness..What makes a great cycling illustration? Enter Handmade Cyclist’s competition online and see if yours hits the mark.
Entries are being gathered online by The Handmade Cyclist (announcement shortly) and close a week before the event. The best 20 adult images and best 5 children’s images chosen by them will get printed and displayed for all to see.

Adults:
1st prize £100, rosette & unique trophy
2nd prize £50 cash & rosette
3rd prize £25 cash & rosette

Kids competition:
1st place rosette
2nd place rosette
3rd place rosette

Final judgement at 12:45 pm.

All prints on the day will be sold at £25 each for charity on the day.
If Handmade Cyclist likes your print you can sell it through them for commission after the event!

 

 

Rollapaluza Short Course Sprints

250 metres of leg flailing mayhem. One for the fast starters and those who prefer to be able to walk after competing! 10-15 seconds of total concentration for you and face gurning idiocy for the audience.


Timed entries for men’s and women’s equal prizes start at Noon and end at 4:30 The fastest will then go into knockout rounds with the finals being run at 5:30pm.

£2 for adults to enter, £1 for children.

Men & women’s prizes:
1st prize £100, Vulpine Merino T & unique trophy
2nd prize £50 cash
3rd prize £25 cash

11-16 year old prizes:
1st place rosette
2nd place rosette
3rd place rosette

5-10 year old prizes:
1st place rosette
2nd place rosette
3rd place rosette

Expect Judge participation!

 


Vulpine Best Cake Ever

Coffee & walnut, Schwatzwalde Kirchtorte, Carrot, Ginger or a good old fashioned elaborate recreation of Elvis playing Vegas...Which cake will win?


Entries will be placed on taste, texture and presentation. Bought cakes will be jumped up and down on.


Bring your cake to the venue with a little place card saying what it is, who you are and your contact number from 12 noon. The panel will judge at 1:45.

1st prize £100, unique trophy & winner’s rosette
2nd prize £50 cash & rosette
3rd prize £25 cash & rosette

Kid’s competition:
1st place rosette
2nd place rosette
3rd place rosette

Entries will close if there are too many cakes and the presentation tables look like they’re going to collapse under the weight of sculpted butter icing, so get there early!

All cakes will be sold whole (apart from a wee bit taken out for tasting by the judges!) for charity after judging has ended. NOM.

 


Vulpine Sartorially Superb Cyclist

Pinstripes, pinafores, tweed, heels, brogues, mankini, bikini, skinsuit? Who is the finest dressed cyclist?


Entries will be placed on effort, sass and class. There is an extra special prize for the most amusing outfit.

£2 entry.

Male & female prizes:
1st prize £100, Vulpine Merino Polo & unique trophy
2nd prize £50 cash, Vulpine Merino T & rosette
3rd prize £25 cash, Vulpine Merino Socks & rosette

 

Most amusing outfit:
£100 to spend on Vulpine.cc

Please be ready to go at 1:00 to be judged on stage. The dapper judging panel will make their final judgements at 1:30 pm.

 

Vulpine Most Impressive Quads
You’ve seen cyclist’s thighs, right? They is hella gnarly.

Well in honour of the fabled Knobbly Knee Competition of olde, we present the Most Impressive Quads competition. Just pull down your strides, hitch up your skirts and tense those rippling thighs. Lets see those muscles you lovely people.

A great competition for the Rollapaluza roller racing afficianados we suspect. And if you’ve had too many mulled ciders.

Men’s & women’s titles:
1st prize £100 & unique trophy
2nd prize £50 cash & rosette
3rd prize £25 cash & rosette

The judges will chose men’s and women’s winners at 5:40 pm, with rounds from 4 pm. HIGH marks for effort!

 

 

Complete timetable of competitions

OPEN 12:00

  • Photography 12:30
  • Illustration 12:45
  • Sartorial starts 13:00 for 13:30 final
  • Cake 13:45
  • Brompton Final entry 15:15, final 16:15
  • Bike 16:30
  • Track stand final entry 16:15, final 17:15
  • Rollapaluza final entry 16:30, finals 17:30
  • Quads rounds from 16:00, final 17:40

LE FIN

 

Stallholders:

Anthony Oram & Rebecca J Kaye

Rebecca J kaye

 
One of Bex' graphic prints
 
 
Anthony Oram
 
Anthony Oram cycling prints


Aprire Bicycles - High-end carbon from London engineers manufacturing in Italy.

 

Aprire Vincenza

 

Now that IS stealth


Brompton - The Daddies of the folding bike. An honour indeed.

 

The Brompton World Championships

 

The Brompton World Championships


Colourbolt - Super stealthy British handbuilt bikes. Classy.

Vulpine's Jools on her Colourbolt, Lancashire

Vulpine's Jools on her Colourbolt, Lancashire


CycleHoop - The best bike parking.

CycleHoop

Well these are making a comment about something. To do with cars? Maybe


CycleLove - Superb blog celebrating the best in bike culture.

CycleLove

We have this in our office. It makes our lives better


Donhou - One of the World’s finest young framebuilders, Tom Donhou built this incredible speed freak:

Donhou landspeed record machine

 

Donhou landspeed record machine


Drops - High-end printers of beautiful cycling imagery from photographers like Jered & Ashley Gruber.

Drops prints

Nice sink. Nicer mountains print


Field Cycles - Handmade in Sheffield with extraordinary graphic paint jobs. Oof.

Field Cycles


The Handmade Cyclist - Fantastic cycling illustrations. Perfect xmas pressies.

 

The Handmade Cyclist

Pretty


Il Soigneur - Beautifully detailed cycling musettes. Mine’s a tweed please.

Soigneur

Soigneur Tweed Bag


Kinoko Cycles - Soho’s cutting edge bike and coffee emporium stock some of the finest bikes from around the world you’re able to imagine.

KinokoKinoko's rather fit Soho shop


London Bike Kitchen - The friendliest nicest people showing anyone and everyone how to care for your bike. Best attitude ever.

London Cycling Campaign

Fighting for us


London Cycling Campaign - London’s cherished cycling pressure group love to have a laugh too. Get information and cycling advice.


Milltag - Big bold original graphic designed race kit based nearby.

Matrix Vulpine jersey

Matrix Vulpine team jersey by Milltag will be on display


NoBrow - East London graphic novel and illustration house. Beautiful books, prints and comics.

Bicycle giclee by Ugo Gattoni of NoBrow

Bicycle giclee by Ugo Gattoni of NoBrow


Paulus Quiros - Working only in stainless steel, these bikes are unbelievably intricate.

Paulus QuirosLook at them lugs


Petalon - Local cycling florist. Get your flowers in Central and East London delivered by bike. Ace idea.

Petalon flowers

 

Petalon flowers

 

Pro Tour Pin-Ups calendar - Pictures of beautiful top professional cyclists such as Alex Dowsett or Pippo Pozatto in the buff. Sauce.

Pippo Pozatto in rigourous preparation for Paris-Roubaix

Pippo Pozatto in rigourous preparation for Paris-Roubaix


Rich Mitchelson & Rouleur - King of the cartoon representation of cycling’s greats, Rich has collaborated with Rouleur on Team Sky. Mugs, prints and even private commissions.


Rouleur combine the finest racing cycling photography and writing.

Eddy figure Rich Mitchelson

Rich Mitchelson's Rouleur Eddy figurine


Worx - Beautifully designed road and cross bikes for all. They even have a very swanky kids range.


Vulpine - That’s us. We make stylish cycling apparel from performance fabrics. You’ll be able to try on and buy from most of our range on the day.

Jess in a Vulpine Softshell Gilet. Plus steaming hot cuppa.

Jess in a Vulpine Softshell Gilet. Plus steaming hot cuppa

See you there! Action, booze and food starts at 12, ends at 6pm sharp. Can’t wait.