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Wake Up:Walk Out

  • Posted by howies
  • 19 April 2010

It's a Monday morning, perfect time to get the week off to a positive start.

Some local Bristol guys who are always doing positive work are the folks who run 'Be That Change'. "We are you. We're not big business, big religion or big charity. We’re just a small group of individuals as concerned as you about our future - things aren't making much sense any more."

That small group of individuals is calling for a modern day twist on direct action to ask the main UK political parties to commit to 42% carbon cuts.

If you think that protest marches don't cut it anymore, be one of millions to get the attention of MPs. Get invovled by texting WAKEUP to 82222 followed by name and postcode. Then Walk Out on Climate Change Day on April 26th. (see website details)
Get involved in the twitterstorm. Don't wait around for others to do it for you, be the change you want to see.  


Throwdown Threes

Tim has let us take over the Throwdown Threes for a week, so here we go, enjoy the sun...


Devo - Whip it


A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario


Tiga - Shoes

spring riding

  • Posted by howies
  • 6 April 2010

Ah yes...the sun is shinning, all eyes forward to summer.  But not quite yet for me.  I have managed to sqeeze in a snowboarding trip right at the end of the season.  Four days to go, and I am seriously getting excited now!!!

So spring riding isn't as snow sure (although lucky for me France had a bit of a dump last week), but I've always had fun whatever...just got to make the most of it!

Been watching some snowboard movies on my lunch break (as if I wasn't stoked enough already!)  I will leave you with this...enjoy... ;feature=related[/youtube]

Tonight it's the turn of Nick Hand, John Stevenson, and James Fairbank to tell us cycling stories.

Talks kick off around 7pm and doors open around 6:30pm. Online ticket sales have stopped now so entry is by donations on the door.

The auction in aid of Save The Children continues for A Beautiful Machine exhibition art work. Also, the bike on display is up for auction in aid of The Bristol Bike Project, so tell us your secret bids.

John Stevenson is a career cycling journalist and a bike enthusiast from Future Publishing. www.futureplc.com

James Fairbank is a huge biking obsessive, with experience in BMX, mountain biking and road cycling. www.carhartt-streetwear.com

Our very own Nick Hand is talking about his adventures cycling around the coast of the UK and the artisans and cyclists he met along the way. http://www.slowcoast.co.uk

Better By Bike

  • Posted by howies
  • 5 April 2010

'An Evening with A Beautiful Machine' on Friday was kicked off by Ben from Cycling City who spoke about what the project has been spending time and money on and answering lots of questions from the audience.

It was refreshing to see everyone pitching in with ideas about how to make cycling in Bristol city safer and easier for more people. Ben wants to hear everyone's views and was keen to get emails http://www.betterbybike.info/contact-us

The guys from Road CC spoke about how they came to run their own website about road cycling and how they enjoy road testing products.


  • Posted by hollie
  • 31 March 2010

My friend Gavin popped this link up online earlier, it's pretty clever! (there's some 'colourful' language in it, so it might not be suitable for young ears - but it' mostly about the visuals anyway, so i guess it'll be just as good muted!)


Here's the desciption:

"This is a short film that was directed by the French animation collective H5, François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy + Ludovic Houplain. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2009. It opened the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won a 2010 academy award under the category of animated short."

Ladies Night

  • Posted by howies
  • 30 March 2010

Tonight, It's Ladies Night.

As part of A Beautiful Machine we bring you 3 leading ladies in the world of cycling, to prove that it's not always about the boys, but men are welcome too of course.

Laura Fletcher, head producer for the London Bicycle Film Festival, Poppy Smith from Cooler Magazine and Dr Lowenna Smith, rider and writer for Cycling Plus, who teaches a bit of Physics on the side.

Talks start at 7pm with plenty of free beverages for everyone.

Tickets £5 available on the door (in aid of Save The Children).

If you would like to reserve a ticket, give us a ring on 0117 929 8928 or email [email protected], or comment on this blog.

Danny MacAskill

Remember this video we posted a while back of Danny MacAskill (click to watch)?

Here's another one, because you deserve it.



Adventurists Film Festival

  • Posted by howies
  • 25 March 2010

This film festival on Saturday sounds great fun, wish it was in Bristol.....

The first ever Adventurists Film Festival

For six glorious, mayhem-filled years The Adventurists' teams have been filming their mischievous, daring and often downright shocking exploits.

The first ever Film Festival will be a showcase of the very finest of these films made while thundering across continents in ridiculously unsuitable vehicles. There'll be talks from adventurers and film makers and an exclusive screening of a documentary about the Rickshaw Run and Mongol Rally. Plus of course the winning film will be announced by the judging panel and the prizes awarded and backs slapped heartily.

The mac daddy of adventure films, Benedict Allen, is giving a talk at 2.45pm. As the pioneer of filming authentic journeys for television he has made 6 TV series for the BBC, written 10 books and been described as “part of television history” by the Director General of the BBC. A proper legend of adventure.

27th March 11:30 - 6pm at Coronet Cinema, 103 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LB

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