Here is the poster for the Shuttle Relay, Stage 7 - part of the Rochdale Canal Festival 2012. We’re hoping for a mass ride of Oldham cyclists - all ages and levels of experience welcome. This is not a race but a celebratory procession of decorated bikes and an exploration of a beautiful stretch of canal running through the heart of Oldham. Come down to one of the 5 start points -...
This Post is long overdue. The last three weeks have been spent busily working at Grass roots Community Garden in Failsworth, creating kinetic bicycle sculptures for the Illuminate Festival which happens this Saturday, 14th April along the Rochdale Canal in Failsworth, Oldham. For the GrassRoots workshops, I’ve teamed up with Richard Dawson - artist extraordinaire of all things...
Oldham Wheels for All
I cycled up to Alexandra Park today and met up with Kevin Lanham of Oldham Wheels for All. They’ve got a fantastic set-up there with a range of adapted bikes for people with disabilities and additional needs. The centre is obviously really popular and I met a few of the members who talked about their love of cycling and how it was helping them rehabilitate after strokes and serious...
Gallery Oldham, Tuesday 25 October...
I set the Bike Pavilion up outside Gallery Oldham on Tuesday. The good news was that the sun shone all day, the bad news was that the road was being dug up right outside the main entrance to the Gallery and Library, causing a lot of noise and disruption. In any case, many interesting people stopped by for a chat - Mountain-Bikers, BMXers, Downhill speedfreaks, Commuters and Road Racers (Thanks...
ArtBikes are go!
Today is the launch of the Oldham ArtBikes project at Wrigley head, Failsworth, as part of the Canal Festival. I’ve designed and made the ArtBikes info-pavilion at my studio during the last week. It’s made of 3 old bikes and various spare wheels and will act as a focus for all our bike related activities during the project. It also houses a ‘Bike-spiration’ wall with...