Tag Archives: Oxford

Cheers, Broken Spoke!

6 Dec

New DIY Space on the Block: Broken Spoke Coop

11 Sep

Yo – The Broken Spoke Bicycle Coop is opening in Oxford!

They already have an impressive schedule: open workshops, group sessions, women’s night, build a bike sessions, beginner -advanced and wheel build courses, etc.

But the BEST PART: for their opening they’re having an ALLEYCAT!

If you’ve never done an Oxford Alleycat before, here’s how it goes:
  1. Find a rockin’ costume (Back to School themed, of course)
  2. Show up at Tourist Info, Broad Street between 6-6:30 to collect your Alleycat clues and find a team
  3. At 6:30 sharp everyone opens their clues and sets off!
  4. Ride madly around Oxford completing tasks and answering questions
  5. First team to complete all 6 tasks and cross the finish line (Restore Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road) wins a prize!
Join the Broken Spoke afterwards for a launch party including prizes, a raffle, a silent auction, drinks, and more at Restore Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley!

Will there still be cars in 2042?

21 May

The year is 2042. Discover the car: legendary machine that nearly ruined our planet – but didn’t because people like us kicked the petrol addiction.

Part of Pedalpalooza 2012, the Museum from the Future will be running a pop-up exhibition with “real artefacts from the bygone motoring age, an interactive history of the downfall of the car, and a programme of events exploring Oxford’s role in the global transition to a post-oil, post-car world.

Featuring all your favourite bicycle technology such as bike-chariots, bike-cinema, bike-sound systems and more.” They’ll even have future cycle tours, and a Critical Mass from the Future!

Check out the future at Arts at the Old Fire Station, located at 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ

They also have a blog!