THE Design Museum has gone bananas over bicycles.
They are getting into the Olympic spirit – and adding another sports-focused collection to coincide with current exhibition Designed To Win.
New show Bike v Design is a celebration of all things on two wheels.
Featuring talks, a mini cinema and live performances, this instalment of bike heaven offers visitors the chance to get involved, bring down their own bikes or simply relax, explore and enjoy a selection of bespoke bicycles.
The Design Museum has invited the best riders, designers and frame builders to describe the relationship between bicycle and rider and why this is important to them.
Shaun Moulton, grandson of bicycle pioneer Alex Moulton, Nick Larsen from Charge, Ben Wilson,
Sam Alison from Singular and Ben Spurrier from Condor are all involved with the exhibition.
On the riverfront outside the museum will be a series of performances featuring freestyle BMX stunts by Jason Forde and Matti Hemmings and Circus Trick Cycling by Alice Allart.
Further talks will be held by riders Juliet Elliot, Andy Ellis, 5th floor, Jacqui Shannon as well as the
Cosmic Bike Polo Team discussing and explaining the sport of Bicycle Polo.
Other contributors include the London Bike Kitchen and Brixton Cycles.
A pop-up cinema on the museum’s second floor will screen films from the Bicycle Film Festival to complete the night.
Alice Marsh, event curator said: ‘The current renaissance in cycling is due not only to the fantastic success we have had this year in the Tour De France and Olympics but also to the passion of those riders and designers who have been pursuing their dream for the ultimate riding machine for years. At Bike V Design we are showcasing the best of this world in a truly amazing line up of talks, demos and events.”
£15 let’s you in to see all the exhibitions on display at the Museum. It’s only £7.50 if you are a member.
Bike v Design at the Design Museum: Shad Thames, London 2E1 2YD, 7 September.
020 7940 8790 designmuseum.org