SPIN LCF 2013 is a pre-XMAS cycle and coffee collaboration between the organisers of SPIN LDN (the urban cycle show) and Allegra Events (organisers of The London Coffee Festival)
‘The’ ultimate Christmas shopping experience for the discerning rider and coffee aficionado, ‘SPIN X LCF Xmas’ will run over Friday November 29th to Sunday December 1st 2013.
The event is free to attend but only a limited number of tickets are available, so those interested are urged to register their interest online prior to tickets going on sale. Join the SPIN LDN
mailing list for entry details.
Celebrating the synergy between urban cycling and the vibrant coffee scene, SPIN X LCF Xmas will showcase smaller independent makers and forward thinking brands, with a selection of handmade frames, emerging cycle fashion brands, off-the-peg bikes, accessories and cycle-wear – and a fine selection of single origin coffees and blends, brewers, grinders and espresso machines.
SPIN X LCF Xmas has teamed up with Brewers & Union to serve its own craft beer from the event’s heated outdoor beer garden – a limited edition unfiltered lager on tap. Mulled wine, DJs, art, entertainment and street food will provide a lively backdrop to the event.
Confirmed coffee brand exhibitors for the Christmas event are Union Hand-Roasted, Make Decent Coffee and Ozone Coffee Roasters.
Ludovic Rossignol, head of events at the London Coffee Festival, explained the connection between cycling and coffee to Event.
He said: "Coffee has been embedded in the cycling trade since the start of major cycling events such as the Tour de France or The Vuelta - and coffee brands have a long history sponsoring cycling teams such as espresso machine manufacturer, Faema.
"Nowadays, we see a return to craftsmanship in both the cycling and coffee worlds. The number of independent roasters and quality artisan cafés is fast increasing and so is the rise of quality independent bike shops and bespoke bike builders.
"London has become a mecca for the "made by hand" and with the return to simplicity, authenticity and clean lines, the link between coffee and cycling has never been stronger, and we believe there's never been a better time to launch the very first caffeine-fuelled Christmas shopping event dedicated to coffee and bike aficionados."