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Save the Velodrome

  • Posted by howies
  • 1 December 2010

Save The Velodrome
Time is ticking for the oldest cycling circuit in the country.

South London’s Herne Hill Velodrome is in danger of closing for good.

Quickly deteriorating, and suffering a lack of funding, the track and surrounding mtb trails are used by hundreds of children.

Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins started his track career  there aged 10. Now future champions race and train helped by a team of devoted coaches and volunteers. A campaign - Save The Velodrome - has been formed by a community based alliance of local residents and the cycling community. Keeping it going will require funding - both corporate and private, as well as ongoing voluntary support.

Perhaps fuelled by a tough economy, and a wider interest in health, cycling seems to be enjoying a resurgence at the moment though - and as more and more people realise the benefits of riding for both their hearts and pockets, this campaign seems to be perfectly timed. So to help keep this important venue alive, please visit savethevelodrome.com and register your support.

With thanks to Judith, Jason and Peter.

London Sample Sale

  • Posted by ruben
  • 19 May 2010

It's that time again. Barny is down and the sample sale team is gearing up for their latest trip to Brick Lane's Old Truman Brewery this weekend.

This time we're going to be right next to 14 Bikes Co. and there will be some other cool brands coming along to run sample sales of their own as well, so it's going to be a good event.

We will have a great selection of one off samples, plenty of bargains and a few items that need a little love with a button or a stitch.

Click here for a map. The nearest tube station is Liverpool St. and if you come on a bike you're welcome to bring it in.

Our opening times will be:

20th Thursday 4pm – 9pm
21st Friday 11am – 8pm
22nd Saturday 11am – 6pm
23rd Sunday 11am – 5pm

See you there.

P.S. Bring your own bag, we don’t have any. Sorry.

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

Sample Sale Today!

  • Posted by ruben
  • 27 November 2008

Hayley is setting up the sample sale on Brick Lane right now, and the boys are on the way down in the vans with the clothes.

Our friends at Rough Trade records (right by the site of the sample sale) will be offering 10% off to anyone who's been to our sale! What a brilliant offer.

Rough Trade is a great little record shop, and they happen to have a load of Rough Trade t-shirts that were printed up by the boys in our printshop, so check that out...

Click here for a map to Rough Trade and the sample sale (which is in the Old Truman Brewery, just across the road)

The sale will be open from

  • 6pm til 9pm on Thursday 27th Nov  
  • 10am til 8pm on Friday 28th Nov
  • 11am til 7pm on Saturday 29th Nov
  • 11am til 5pm on Sunday 30th Nov

The Dray Walk Gallery is at this address:

Dray Walk Gallery
Dray Walk
The Old Truman Brewery
Off 91 Brick Lane
London

E1 6QL

BYOB sample sale

  • Posted by ruben
  • 26 November 2008

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Hayley just left for the station on her way to London to start setting up the sample sale.

I was down in the other warehouse with Kim this morning, counting the stock out. There's some really good stuff in there, including a couple of jumpers and jackets I had my eye on for myself... I let them go in the end, though. I expect someone else's need is greater than mine!

Please remember to bring your own bag to the sample sale, as we will not be handing any out.

The sale will run from Thursday to Sunday and will be held in the Dray Walk Gallery on Brick Lane in London:

The sale will be open from

  • 6pm til 9pm on Thursday 27th Nov  
  • 10am til 8pm on Friday 28th Nov
  • 11am til 7pm on Saturday 29th Nov
  • 11am til 5pm on Sunday 30th Nov

The Dray Walk Gallery is at this address:

Dray Walk Gallery
Dray Walk
The Old Truman Brewery
Off 91 Brick Lane
London
E1 6QL (click for map)

Drop by and check it out!

more sample sale news

  • Posted by ruben
  • 25 November 2008

It's full steam ahead with the sample sale. Hayley and Emma have been getting the stock picked and ready to go. They've been over in the back warehouse all day (they didn't even stop for lunch!)

Everything's ready to go, so now it just needs loading into the vans. Hayley's on her way to London tomorrow, and David, James and Simon will be driving the vans down on Thursday morning.

The sale will run from Thursday to Sunday and will be held in the Dray Walk Gallery on Brick Lane in London:

The sale will be open from

  • 6pm til 9pm on Thursday 27th Nov  
  • 10am til 8pm on Friday 28th Nov
  • 11am til 7pm on Saturday 29th Nov
  • 11am til 5pm on Sunday 30th Nov

The Dray Walk Gallery is at this address:

Dray Walk Gallery
Dray Walk
The Old Truman Brewery
Off 91 Brick Lane
London
E1 6QL (click for map)

Drop by and check it out!

London Sample Sale!

  • Posted by ruben
  • 24 November 2008

We have some exciting news for people who like bargains.

howies has teamed up with some great brands - People Tree, THTC, Tera Plana, Komodo, Vega and Hug to hold a sample sale on London's Brick Lane this weekend!

Ade usually runs the sample sales, but he's been really busy latley, so he has handed the sample sale crown to Hayley. She will be joined by James from our warehouse, who's also been on one of our sample sales before, and David, who deals with the shipments coming in from our factories.

This will be Hayley's second sample sale, and the first time she's been in charge, so be nice and queue in an orderly manner! I'm sure there will be lots of friendly faces.

We will be bringing plenty of jeans, t-shirts, jackets and jumpers and merino along, including some rare samples that never made it to sale and one-off t-shirt prints from our printshop, as well as the usual collection of stuff with dodgy zips and missing buttons.

The sale will run from Thursday to Sunday and will be held in the Dray Walk Gallery on Brick Lane in London:

The sale will be open from

6pm til 9pm on Thursday 27th Nov  
10am til 8pm on Friday 28th Nov
11am til 7pm on Saturday 29th Nov
and 11am til 5pm on Sunday 30th Nov

The Dray Walk Gallery is at this address:

Dray Walk Gallery
Dray Walk
The Old Truman Brewery
Off 91 Brick Lane
London
E1 6QL (click for map)

Drop by and check it out!

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