This Friday we are at SPIN London – the worlds’ first urban focused bicycle consumer show & festival, making it’s debut in East London on the bank holiday weekend of 3rd, 4th, 5th May.
We’ll have plenty of stock at special prices and would love to talk to you about custom kit or anything Milltag. We’ve also got some special limited edition Dope bottles to celebrate our collaboration with local bike store brick Lane Bikes. We’ve not got many so better come down to guarantee getting your hands on one!
Set in the historic hotbed of consumer cool & street culture at The Old Truman Brewery in East London, SPIN London promises to be the hottest ticket the city has to offer for cycle traders, enthusiasts & the general public. The nearest [...]
The FHHV Spring Opener Party in conjunction with Rollapaluza Thursday March 21st 2013.
Friend’s of Herne Hill Velodrome are throwing a big fund raising Rollapaluza party to start the 2013 season in aid of the Save HHV Campaign. There will be great prize draws, amazing auction items including a signed Wiggo jersey, and very special celebrity guests.
The venue in London’s Canary Wharf can hold almost 800 people and we want to fill it to the rafters with lycra enthusiasts partying and spinning hard, all in the name of a great cause.
Venue: The Ledger Building, 4 Hertsmere Road, West India Quay, London, E14 4AL. Time: 7 – 12pm
See you there!
We missed the event put on this Summer by our friends over at Vulpine but we’re looking forward to the Christmas edition we’ve been invited to take a stall. The posters arrived this morning, a timely reminder that it’s only just over 3 weeks away. Anyone in the London area on Saturday December 1st be sure to pop in and say hello. We’ll have plenty of stock at special show prices, plus one-off samples and stocking fillers for sale. Come on, it’s Christmas. Full details are on the Vulpine site but here’s the essential info;
Date: Saturday 1st December
Location: Balham Bowls Club, 7-9 Ramsden Road, London Sw12 8QX
Much more information here
Our own Pete was one of the lucky 6,000 to be at the first proper event at the new Olympic Velodrome last night as the final round of the Track World Cup kicked off. When not cheering on Team GB he managed to take these shots. Jealous?…in a word, yeah.
A lesson in aerodynamics.
On the line.
Can I have this guy’s job?
A big thank-you to everyone who came along and said hello over the weekend, the show was a great success – small but perfectly formed. It was a pleasure to share the stand with our comrades from Brother, the frame and jersey collaboration looked awesome – the best in show (in a category of one). Special thanks to Will and James for manning the Milltag station in Ed’s absence, rest assured he was texting hourly from his secret poolside location. Finally, thanks to the junior Milltag team Jack and Sol for doing a sterling job promoting our wares. Here’s a couple more images of the show…
I’ve mentioned it a few times already on here but it’s worth drawing your attention once more to our debut stand (with Brother Cycles) at Bespoked Bristol
Opening to the public on Saturday 11th-12th June, we will be showing off all our wears and you will be able to try them on before you buy! As a special incentive to get down there, we are planning special show only sale prices on all the jerseys so you could save some cash on the normal online price.
Also, and perhaps more importantly, the Brother Cycles x Milltag collaboration get’s it’s premier and with a fair few promo items hanging around the Milltag office at the moment it may be worth getting to our stand early to see what you could bag.
Unfortunately, not all [...]
The Out of the Saddle event, organised by professional cycling brothers Dean and Russell Downing took place last Saturday raising £4330 for the Danny Porter Foundation through an after dinner auction.
We were proud to donate a signed Wiggo and a RichMitch jersey for the auction and were blown away my the £300 and £225 respectively paid for them.
Judging by these pics it looks like Deano really got into his role as host – I guess his spot on the ITV’s Tour of Britain coverage will do that to a man’s confidence, or was it booze?!
Next year I hope we’ll be able to do more to help out and I can be there to enjoy the cycle and booze myself.
I was chuffed to be invited down to the private view of the Bespoke show on Friday night and the frames didn’t disappoint. I’m really excited to see what Luma do next, in the meantime, I’ll let the frames speak for themselves… well done to all concerned and if they want me to design a frame at any point you know how to get hold of me!
This weekend sees the first Bespoke show in London’s Shorteditch with 10 custom Luma International track frames by 10 graphic graphic designers, a kind of Milltag for frames if you will.
The show is notable for us as collaborator John McFaul has produced a frame to match his Madchester jersey.
All I can say is: a) can I have one; and b) can we do frames to match every jersey we have?!
Anyway, it’s at Dray Walk Gallery off Brick Lane so get yourself down there… CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Last night I was privileged to be at the International Premiere on the Tour De France epic “Chasing Legends”.
The movie follows the HTC Columbia team throughout the 2009 Tour with unfettered access to all the stars and crew… and it’s simply stunning. Seeing the sport on a huge screen really was something to behold. The only disappointment is that it’s now nine months till it kicks off again and I’m going to have to hire a cinema for the duration to get the same experience!
The show was followed by a suitable entertaining Q&A hosted by Phil “The Voice of Cycling” Liggett with the director Jason Berry, Mark Cavendish and the real scene-stealers Brian Holme and Rolf Aldag.
Big thanks go to Le Dossard Quarante-Neuf for taking me with him after he [...]
Team Milltag went down to Earl’s Court last week (for the last time with the show moving to Birmingham next year), to indulge in the annual cycle geekfest that is the Cycle Show. Although not perhaps as exciting as last year in terms of new finds, highlights included getting a Belgian cannibal’s autograph and seeing Chippo in the flesh (that man could only be Italian!), Jerome Pineau’s King of the Mountains bike, Wiggo’s TT, the £8k Colnago with matt gunmetal gray rims, the Milani bikes and the amazing LFGSS photowall.
Great to make a few new contacts and catch up with a few old ones.
See you there next year.
Why didn’t I take a Sharpie with me?!
Last night saw the opening night of Artcrank at Look Mum No Hands. It really was a who’s who of the London cycling scene as crowds turned up in their droves to pick up some brilliant bike posters, drink and share their passion for cycling and art.
Great to put so many faces to names and develop some extremely exciting ideas!
The event continues from midday to 6pm today so you can still come down and pick up a print or two and even check out our jerseys in person (feel the quality!). I’ll be there all afternoon so if you fancy a chat, ask one of the staff to point you in my direction.
See you there!
Calm before the storm…
Jerseys on show.
“Bikes are the world’s most fun and accessible way to get around. Posters are the world’s most fun and accessible art form. ARTCRANK brings them together” …and they are coming to London in ten days.
Artcrank is a showcase of bicycle-inspired original poster artwork that people can enjoy looking at and afford to take home. Artcrank began in Minneapolis in 2007, and has expanded to several other US cities before it hold their first international show here in London.
Every Artcrank show features posters created by local artists from the host city. Admission is always free, and posters are priced to let everybody take home at least one.
We are big fans of Artcrank and are proud to be helping with the event which takes place at our favourite cycling cafe: Look Mum [...]
We were proud to offer our design ‘skills’ and organise the production of T-shirts by White Duck Screenprint for Patrick, Jon and John’s London Cycle Hire 24hr Crazy Challenge last week.
The lads managed to visit every docking station on the 23kg beast that are the Barclays Bikes in a valiant time of 20 hours and 32 minutes and so far raising over £1,500 for Frank Water projects in the process (you can still donate to the great cause on their Just Giving site).
Rather than taking it easy though, the trio leave for their next challenge tomorrow – a rickshaw race across India!!
Well done guys and thanks to Joshua at White Duck for pulling out the stops and doing a great job.
PS. If you are undertaking a cycling based challenge, why [...]
Last night saw the official launch party for Issue Four of The Ride, the thinking cyclist’s journal of choice, at new cycling hangout Look Mum No Hands.
It was great to meet the guys from Ride and Lewin and the LMNH fellas – think I’ve found my new favourite boozer! See you there, mine’s a Moritz.
The Old Street pavement takes the punter overflow.
Big-screen cycling YEAH!
It’s the little things that make LMNH’s awesome!