It’s the weekend

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It looks like being a great weekend for nearly everyone, so why not start it now and slide into a memorable weekend of fun and bikes?


    Starting first with Red Bull TV, it’s showing the new Anthill film, Strength in Numbers on repeat for today. Dip in and out when the boss isn’t watching.

    However, if you want to see it in a cinema, with proper optics and loud sound, the way it’s supposed to be, then check out the cinema screenings right now here:

    In other things to do this weekend:


There’s a CTC off-road sportive in Guildford


Then there’s the ‘Spinup in a Brewery’

“The bringing together of static, or ‘roller racing’ in a brewery is a first according to James Cuthbertson of Dark Star Brewery who have teamed-up with fellow Partridge Green residents, Kinesis Bikes and Brighton based Morvélo to launch the event. Commenting, he said: “When the guys at Kinesis suggested it, we though ‘why not?’ Many of our fans are cyclists, so I’m sure it will be popular. That and the fact that we’re located so close to the South Downs Link, one of the South’s best cycling routes should make for a great event”.

Dom Mason of Kinesis UK added: “Dark Star are long term sponsors of The ‘Kinesis Morvélo Project’ [KMP] and this joint cycle team between Kinesis Bikes UK and Morvélo Bicycle Apparel embodies the thrill of racing without taking life too seriously. So we decided that we should combine forces again to bring together all those that love to ride, race, drink and eat. All under one roof”.

As well as trying roller racing, those attending can enjoy a wide range of beers, shop at the cycling stalls and enjoy a BBQ. They’ll also be spot prizes throughout the day as well as a fantastic prize bundle, with combined swag from Dark Star, Kinesis UK and Morvélo for the winning rider.

The event will he held on this Saturday May 26th from 15:00 – 20:00 at the Dark Star Brewery in Partridge Green. Tickets are on sale from between £5 and £8 (inc transfers from Brighton) must be purchased in advance and include a free pint and a
discount off a wide range of cycling goods available on the day. Places are limited, so early booking is advised.

More information and tickets can be purchased at or follow on twitter @spinupinbrewery


And then, if you like a bit of space, and who doesn’t? You can watch live video of the Dragon spacecraft docking here:


Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (2)

    Strength in Numbers – awesome!

    There wasn’t as much action in the space station video, but it did have spaceships in it. Real ones! 🙂

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