This blog has been set up to document our (metaphorical and physical) journeys with the new folding bike, Bigfish,
This friday (day after tomorrow – eek!) we face the first big challenge, flying from Ljubljana to London to compete in the Smithfield Nocturne Folding Bike Race 2008. We were told that we’re brave for launching at this “fast and furious” race – and we’d be lying if there weren’t a few nerves floating around – but the over-riding feeling is one of anticipation and excitement. The team heading over there is Bigfish Project Director Karin Marter who will also compete, Marjeta Dimnik who will film, Robert Logie (myself) who will be photographer and journo, and we also have a keen cyclist friend Aleksandra Gajic racing with us.
This is going to be a real test for Bigfish, but we’re confident in its abilities as a high performing low priced folding bike, and are very excited about the prospect of going head-to-head with around 50-60 other folding bikes of all types (and costs).
We’re also hoping to capture interest from bloggers, bike journalists, and perhaps more importantly the people of London – the city that is effectively the folding bike capital of the world!!
All technological matters and time permitting, we’ll be updating this blog throughout the weekend. So bookmark this site and keep checking on our progress.
To whet your appetite, here’s some footage from last year’s event (here’s hoping the rain holds off this year!)