The exhibition and Private View bike ride went really well. Many thanks to everyone involved. A write up from the event is on the Cycling Cultures blog.
The exhibition is confirmed to run from the end of July and extend through August.
It will be held in five bike shops in Hackney and surrounds:
Lock 7. 129 Pritchard’s Road, E2 9AP
London Field Cycles. 281 Mare St, E8 1GR
Two Wheels Good. 65 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0UL
Push Cycles. 35c Newington Green, N16 9PR
Look Mum No Hands. 49 Old Street, EC1V 9HX
Exact dates and details about the private view will be on the website shortly.
I have just heard that I have been awarded a small amount of funding from the UEL to put on an exhibition of the Hackney Bike Portraits taken during the project. The event will take place
May/June-ish July/August-ish. Lots more to come as I work out the details.
We’ve been finishing off the main fieldwork in Hackney, and as in Hull there is lots more stuff we could have done. One of the themes that’s been coming up in Hackney as well as Hull are the links between cycling and childhood, and how to (a) encourage children to start cycling regularly as well as (b) encourage them to continue cycling into adulthood. We’re planning to write an article on cycling and childhood based on our interview data (as so many people have mentioned cycling, or occasionally not-cycling, as children), so some thoughts along these lines may appear on the bike blog in due course…(on my part when my marking permits!)
In the meantime, here is a picture of part of a Dr. Bike poster produced by Hackney Council – schools can apply to run a Dr Bike session during term time and the Council will provide support. I liked this image (the bottom half of the poster has a space where the school can write the date of their session).