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Old 1st June 2011   #1
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Riding in Circles: Beginners Bike Polo - 18th/19th June



As part of Bike Week we're hosting a Beginners Bike Polo weekend on the 18th and 19th of June at the centre of Hackney Downs in conjunction with the LCC and Hackney Council, it will hopefully evolve into a regular NE London beginners session.

Everyone's welcome, we recommend bringing your own bike (one that you feel most comfortable on) and we'll introduce you to the world of bike polo (mallets, balls and some loaner bikes will be available).

We'll be here from 11am until 6pm on Saturday and Sunday and there will be people on hand to show you the basics (tripoding, shuffles, dribbling, shooting) before you enter the court. At 6pm we'll head to a nearby pub and enjoy the remainder of the sunshine.

All abilities welcome, this could be the start of your journey to next year's Euros or Worlds!

List time:

1. Jenny
2. Anna

Last edited by JonoMarshall; 1st June 2011 at 11:31. Reason: Poster added
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Old 1st June 2011   #2
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Ah, good one, Jon. I've put the start time as 10am everywhere, need to change that and the name of the event where I've entered it in events listings. I've just put it up on the new LCC web-site:

http://lcc.org.uk/events/london-bike...use-games-area

It's all very new, but hopefully the new events listing pages will attract a few eyeballs.

Should the poster have the times on it, too?
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Old 1st June 2011   #3
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nice poster, reminds me of the bbc ads, in a good way.
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Old 1st June 2011   #4
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Oliver: I'll be there from 10am, so no worries. The official times (for the council) is 11am until 6pm. I've made a new poster (with times) to go up in LMNH tonight.
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Old 1st June 2011   #5
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Might be some takers at my work, can I get a paper copy of the poster if you've got extras?
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Old 1st June 2011   #6
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Could you maybe upload a PDF of this so we can print some?

Would love to help but it's my Birthday weekend.
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Old 1st June 2011   #7
JonoMarshall
 
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Here you go: PDF of poster (A4 is legible, A3 is ideal)
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Old 1st June 2011   #8
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nice poster, you stole my design for my clock screensaver, gonna sue the lhbpa.

#likeisuedgooglebutforgottosuegoogle
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Old 1st June 2011   #9
JonoMarshall
 
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My eyes are like sponges. (I wanted to do some sort of spirograph thing, but it looked lame.)
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Old 1st June 2011   #10
gabes
 
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you'll like this, my mate si made it
http://www.simonheys.com/work/spiro-example/
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Old 1st June 2011   #11
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^ I've been playing with that ever since i got home. sooooooo relaxing.

#suchachild
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Old 2nd June 2011   #12
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Jon, can you make this a Farcebook event and we can invite polo-curious friends?
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Old 2nd June 2011   #14
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Oh, here's the Bike Week page, by the way:

http://www.bikeweek.org.uk/event_sea...&event_id=1198

Let me know if any details need correcting. I assume that the bit about loaner bikes and mallets is true?

I've also put 'not suitable for under-16s', but again can change that--I wasn't too sure about legal issues.
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Old 3rd June 2011   #15
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Yep, that all sounds fine. Under 16s is possible (parental waiver), but this is more of an over 16s weekend really.
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Old 13th June 2011   #16
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List time:

1. Jenny
2. Anna
3. Louie
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Old 16th June 2011   #17
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List time:

1. Jenny
2. Anna
3. Louie4. darius (sunday probably)
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Old 16th June 2011   #18
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List time:

1. Jenny
2. Anna
3. Louie4. darius (sunday probably)
4. rs (passport permitting)
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Old 16th June 2011   #19
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1. Jenny
2. Anna
3. Louie
4. darius (sunday probably)
5. rs (passport permitting)
6. Karen
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Old 17th June 2011   #20
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Wouldnt wanna put my name on a list then not turning up but I am moving house this weekend hence if everything is sorted early then I will make an appearance. Also, have told a group of kids from Newt (the ones who always borrow my bike and which I have promised mallets) that the event is happening and they said they will try to make it. As it is quite a few of the kids go to Downs for football training.
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Old 17th June 2011   #21
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I'll be there tomorrow from 10.30 onwards (it starts at 11) and look forward to sharing a beer, a BBQ and my bike/mallets with any newcomers, fingers crossed it's a gloriously sunny weekend.
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Old 17th June 2011   #22
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I'll pop down for a looksee, if deemed safe don't mind lending my bike.
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Old 17th June 2011   #23
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1. Jenny
2. Anna
3. Louie
4. darius (sunday probably)
5. rs (passport permitting)
6. Karen
7. Kieran (erin's housemate from brisbane)
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Old 18th June 2011   #24
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Heading to Downs early ...
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Old 18th June 2011   #25
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bump...

looks like i'll have to pass by tomorrow instead
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Old 18th June 2011   #26
Oliver Schickdonor
 
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Come up tomorrow, Marlon! We had a lovely day today, despite a few drops of rain. The marquee made the difference. :)
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Old 19th June 2011   #27
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good to see you yesterday oliver, i'll try and make it there today.
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Old 19th June 2011   #28
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Do it, Marlon... #sckbrn polo club needs you... ;]
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Old 19th June 2011   #29
coventry eagle
Should be down by 12 ish, anyone else?
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Old 19th June 2011   #30
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I'll probably head down for a bit, 12/1 ish.
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Old 19th June 2011   #31
coventry eagle
Gabes, if it's not too late can you pop the BB tool into your bag? Thanks!
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Old 19th June 2011   #32
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jon's on his way down now, emmet and erica and i following at some point soon.
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Old 19th June 2011   #33
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Hey, I came by today and really liked it. Thanks a lot for organizing this. Hope to keep at it.

Tom
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Old 19th June 2011   #34
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Thanks to everyone who came along, it's been a great weekend.

We're hoping to have a regular NE polo beginners night/location soon (much like Joni's awesome sessions down South), more details to come at a later date.

See you all courtside soon!
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Old 19th June 2011   #35
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How many converts Jono? (aproximately?) Wish I could have made it, but hope we got good numbers anyway.
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Old 19th June 2011   #36
Oliver Schickdonor
 
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Good to see you on here, Tom. Glad you had fun!
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Old 19th June 2011   #37
coventry eagle
Great job Jono. Nice too see parents and kids having a go.
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Old 19th June 2011   #38
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well done jono! nice to see you guys. Great court, shame james brown was there to spoil it all.
#notseriousaboutbrown
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Old 19th June 2011   #39
Mr Browndonor
racist
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Old 20th June 2011   #40
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Sounds like it went well. Would love to see this a permanent fixture. Great work everyone.
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Old 22nd June 2011   #41
Oliver Schickdonor
 
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Mentioned at the end of this blog post:

http://cyclingclubhackney.blogspot.c...ht-racing.html
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