A Beautiful Machine

by Nathan 4

Press release from howies

“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Beginning Friday March 26th McFaulStudio and howies have curated a two-week event of art, talk and ride based above the howies store in Bristol. We have reached out to those who ride, those who allow us to ride…and those who want us to ride, bringing us all together in a carnival of bicycle. Those who design and those who draw, those who paint or shoot or sew, those who talk or make, those who fix and those who nurture are all involved as they all share a love of A Beautiful Machine.

Over 50 artists from around the Globe. 15 incredible speakers over 5 evening talks. 1 bicycle treasure hunt. 1 rather special bicycle auction and 1 Critical Mass. Two weeks in Bristol. A lot of fun.

All the artwork is auctioned, and evening talks ticketed (£5) in aid if the Save the Children – Haiti Appeal.

Let the good times roll!



Calendar of events:

26.03.10 An evening with A Beautiful Machine 01

Su Lycett – Save The Children

Tim March – howies (ex BMX champion)

Amy Fleuriot (Cyclodelic)

28.03.10 Bicycle Treasure Hunt (in aid of the Environmental Justice Foundation)

30.03.10 An evening with A Beautiful Machine 02 (Ladies night)

Laura Fletcher (Bicycle Film Festival)

Poppy Smith (Cooler Mag)

Prof Lowenna Smith (Cycling Plus)

02.04.10 An evening with A Beautiful Machine 03

Gav Strange (Aardman)

Ben Hillsdon (Cycling City – Bristol)

Tony Farrally (Road.cc)

28.03.10 Bristol CRITICAL MASS

06.04.10 An evening with A Beautiful Machine 04

John Stevenson (Future)

James Fairbank (Carhartt)

Nick Hand (Slowcoast & howies)

09.04.10 An evening with A Beautiful Machine 05

Rob Lee (Syncros Endurance)

Greame Raeburn (Rapha)

James Bowthorpe (Globecycle – round-the-world record holder)

DJ James Bowthorpe

Sponsored by Bristol Beer

Comments (4)

  1. And mainstream mountain biking is being represented by…? and is that the best they could come up with for women cycling..?

  2. So are you saying that these people are crap uninformative speakers? Or just that you’ve never heard of them, and therefore they must be crap?

  3. *cough*


    not that I thought their promo was utter pish and posted it a week ago.

  4. I might’ve tried to make it down for some of this if I’d heard of it a month or so ago.. meh.

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