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Five stands to check out at this weekend’s Spin cycling festival

By
Jude Brosnan
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From Friday until Sunday, Olympia will house more bike porn than you can dream of. Spin is London’s annual bicycle show and offers lots of extras from over 150 brands, plus a Red Light District showcasing some of the world’s most beautiful bikes.

There’s also The Art Hub, which features printing workshops and some of the most creative bike lovers around exhibiting their bike art. Once you’re done drooling over the gorgeous two-wheelers, you’ll also have the chance to get caffeinated by Volcano Coffee Works, drink craft beers from Camden Town Brewery or eat at the expertly-curated street food market. 

But if you don’t have time to do it all, here are the five stands you should visit over the weekend:
 

The Bike Project

This charity refurbishes second-hand bikes and donates them to refugees in London. If you have an unwanted bike, you can bring it to their stand and they'll do it up and give it to someone in need. 

Cyclehoop

Cyclehoop is responsible for those heart-shaped cycle stands that you see on signposts around London. Their products help make places more cycle-friendly while striving towards continued sustainability. 

Dear Susan

If you always dreamed of a custom-made, hand-built frame, Petor from Dear Susan is your guy. The frame builder extraordinaire also repairs steel frames. 

Massif Central 

Obsessed with Strava? You’ll love these trophy pieces from Massif Central. Using data collected from your rides they can produce a bespoke infographic artwork. 

Torch 

The next time you accidentally leave your lights on your bike in London, consider investing in a Torch helmet instead. They have self-contained lights with rechargeable USB batteries. Try them at the stand.

Spin takes place on Fri May 12-Sun May 14 at Olympia London. Tickets are a tenner for the day or £15 for the whole weekend.

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