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Further Auction items!!!

Last Friday saw a brilliant conclusion to A Beautiful Machine, the celebration of all things bike, in the Bristol Shop. However the Bike art auction continues until Friday. And we have an exciting addition. Some of our friends at Charge, Hope Technology, Brooks of England, Rapha and The Ride Magazine have chipped in with some goodies to add to the auction. The lovely Charge Plug Freestyler is a demo model in tiptop condition and The Bristol Bike project have built a beautiful machine for the auction, otherwise all other stuff is brand spanking new.

The idea is to auction the goodies right here (much like the art auction). We will update the blog as the auction hots up.

All the money for this part of the auction will go to the brilliant Bristol Bike Project, which helps under privileged kids in Bristol build and own their own bikes.

What we need from you is just an amount (your bid). And the best way is to email your bid directly to the Bristol shop at bristolshop@howies.co.uk

There are two items that don’t have images, they are.

A Rapha classic jersey (you can see it here http://www.rapha.cc/classic-jersey-09/) they cost £125 from Rapha

The Ride Journal have offered five copies of the next issue in the auction, please bid for one and we will get it mailed directly to you on publication.

Charge Plug Freestyler

B17 Special (Black) Brooks saddle

B67 (brown) Brooks saddle

Hope Vision One LED front light- £15

Bike build by the Bristol Bike Project. Starting bid £250

Art Auction update – Save The Children

1. A beautiful machine – Whiteduck 56x56cm current price – £5

2. Red Bike – 33.8x73cm current price – £50

3. Chopper – 41x31cm current price – £38

4. Gold bike – 44x31cm current price – £77

5. Two cartoon characters – 44x31cm current price – £11

7. Ride your BM – 53x25cm current price – £50

8. Skelly rider – 43x33cm current price – £25

9. Mr Fixie – 50x50cm

10. Bike colours – 32x41cm current price – £15

11. Past / Future – 31x22cm – current price £10

12. Bike & Map – 27x32cm current price – £51.22

13. Enjoy the Ride – 19x19cm current price – £20

14. ABM wings – 42x52cm current price – £50

15. Heart – 35x35cm current price – £35

17. Fixie photo – 33x24cm

18. Wheel – 31x43cm current price – £20

20. Wheel on Orange – 43x53cm current price – £15

21. T-Shirt – Small current price – £35

22. Bikeasso – 31x41cm- £10

23. Bikeasso Two – 31x41cm- £30

24. Bikeasso Three – 31x41cm- £12

25. Urban Beach Cruiser – 45x33cm current price – £5

26. Bike with wooden box – 24x33cm current price – £50

27. Polo pink – 15x20cm current price – £30

28. Oil – 25x31cm current price – £50

29. Bicyclops – 36x51cm current price – £52

30. Untitled – 44x44cm

31. Ride it like you won it – 22x31cm current price – £75

32. Reach for the bars – 44x44cm current price – £75

33. untitled – 22x31cm current price – £75

34. Babycrow x Tokyo fixed 50x70cm current price – £65

35. Steel Beauty – 51x41cm- £10

36. One weeks spinning – 70x50cm

37. untitled – 52x42cm current price – £30

38. We are godmade – 52x42cm current price – £2

39. The evolution of – 31x41cm current price – £20

40. My first 5 speed racer – 34x24cm- £12

41. Hold – 53x43cm current price – £10

42. Face – 20x25cm current price – £5

43. Untitled – 45x62cm current price – £35

44. Gear Shifters – 30x24cm current price – £30

45. Untitled – 52x52cm current price – £30

Final night

Last Friday saw the final night of A Beautiful Machine.

Rob Lee is one of the UKs most successful endurance cyclists. He is about to take on the West Highland Way double (there and back) which is a non stop 190 mile ride which includes 28,000ft of climbs. Not for the faint hearted that. Follow Rob at http://twitter.com/RobLee7ds

Graeme Raeburn is the designer at Rapha, a super keen rider. With an understated approach: he says he does it just for fun, and yet finished 14th in the national 24hr time trial last year (clocking 416 miles).

The final speaker was James Bowthorpe. Last year James took on and beat the Round-the-World record for riding around the globe. His main reason for taking on the record was so that he could raise more for his charity (What’s Driving Parkinsons?). He has so far raised £135,000 for the charity. It’s wrong to talk too much about the statistics of these rides because all three talks last Friday were from top people driven by the love of simply getting on a bike. However, I know that you would like to know that James rode 174 days (including rest days) averaging 113 miles a day. He totalled 18,065 miles. JB did a little DJing to round off the evening playing the music he rode to on his epic journey. You can add to James’ fundrasing total here http://www.globecycle.org/

(Thanks Nick for the words and pictures!)

An evening with ABM 05 – PARTY TIME!

Sponsored by Bristol Beer Factory and Havana Rum – The night everyone has been waiting for. 5th in a series of 5. The closing night. Party time!

The theme is epic rides and so apt for this event as a whole. Its been a roller coaster ladies and gentlemen with its incredible highs and interesting lows. On the whole I hope we all feel better for it. I certainly do. Its intention was to instigate discussion and I can safely say it has done that. Bristol, the UK’s first ‘Cycling City’, is now connected. Thank you to everyone who has taken part; the speakers for their time and inspiration and the public for turning up and being part of it. Thank you too to the artists who have contributed their wares for auction – the show looks fantastic!

An Evening with A Beautiful Machine 05 is the end of my involvement but hopefully the beginnings of something bigger. Three incredible speakers. Lots of booze (obligatory). One very interesting DJ (he might not thank me for this) playing the tunes that kept him going around the globe! I hope the howies store is rammed! NOT TO BE MISSED!

Buy tickets for An evening with A Beautiful Machine – 05

Auction of artwork

All the artwork exhibited is for auction. The proceeds will go to Save the Children – Haiti Earthquake Appeal. Have a browse below and if you like anything call the Bristol shop on 0117 929 8928 and place your bid email them at bristolshop@howies.co.uk

There are a couple of artworks missing but we’ll sort this from tomorrow.

This auction will continue until Friday 16th April in order to gather as much money for the charity as possible. GET YOUR WALLETS OUT!!

We’ll update the prices regularly.

1. A beautiful machine – Whiteduck 56x56cm

2. Red Bike – 33.8x73cm current price – £30

3. Chopper – 41x31cm current price – £15

4. Gold bike – 44x31cm current price – £77

5. Two cartoon characters – 44x31cm current price – £11

7. Ride your BM – 53x25cm current price – £50

8. Skelly rider – 43x33cm current price – £15

9. Mr Fixie – 50x50cm

10. Bike colours – 32x41cm current price – £15

11. Past / Future – 31x22cm

12. Bike & Map – 27x32cm current price – £51.22

13. Enjoy the Ride – 19x19cm

14. ABM wings – 42x52cm current price – £50

15. Heart – 35x35cm current price – £30

17. Fixie photo – 33x24cm

18. Wheel – 31x43cm current price – £20

20. Wheel on Orange – 43x53cm current price – £10

21. T-Shirt – Small

22. Bikeasso – 31x41cm

23. Bikeasso Two – 31x41cm

24. Bikeasso Three – 31x41cm

25. Urban Beach Cruiser – 45x33cm

26. Bike with wooden box – 24x33cm current price – £16.50

27. Polo pink – 15x20cm current price – £26

28. Oil – 25x31cm current price – £10

29. Bicyclops – 36x51cm current price – £52

30. Untitled – 44x44cm

31. Ride it like you won it – 22x31cm current price – £75

32. Reach for the bars – 44x44cm current price – £75

33. untitled – 22x31cm current price – £75

34. Babycrow x Tokyo fixed 50x70cm current price – £53

35. Steel Beauty – 51x41cm

36. One weeks spinning – 70x50cm

37. untitled – 52x42cm

38. We are godmade – 52x42cm current price – £2

39. The evolution of – 31x41cm

40. My first 5 speed racer – 34x24cm

41. Hold – 53x43cm current price – £5

42. Face – 20x25cm

43. Untitled – 45x62cm

44. Gear Shifters – 30x24cm current price – £30

45. Untitled – 52x52cm current price – £30




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