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ALEZ ALEZ @londoncouncils !

The capital city of France is to offer its citizens a series of subsidy measures to further encourage active travel.

Measures put before the Paris Council at the tail end of last year have now resulted in financial aid availability on the following purchases:

For individuals: Up to € 400 for the purchase of an electric bike, one per person. Application here.

For Individuals: Up to € 600 for the purchase of a cargo bike (electric or not), per person. Application here.

For Individuals: Up to 400 € for the purchase of an electric assistance device to equip a bike, per person. Application here.

Further to the bike subsidies, incentives are offered for those abandoning their personal cars, again to the tune of €600.

New drivers seeking to obtain their driving licence are to be offered a €50 credit on the Vélib hire bike subscription.

Professional workers and SMEs with up to 50 staff are also offered assistance in changing transport habits. These include:

Professionals: Up to € 400 for the purchase or rental of an electric bicycle.

Professionals: Up to € 600 for the purchase or rental of a cargo bike with electric assistance or not.

Professionals: Up to € 400 for an electric assistance device to turn a bike into an electric bike.

Applications for professional users can now be found here.

The city’s primary focus is to ease congestion and quickly lower pollution levels, which, like in the UK, has seen citizens begin to take legal action over breached limits.fc710f1ed16ccc197ea6d71f38d2edf3--hot-air-balloons-vintage-poster


Urgent, Cycling/Acting Oppertunity.

Marco Feliciano <>

2 Mar (3 days ago)

to rob
Hi Rob,

We’re a group of filmmakers currently developing a short-film to be submitted to a film festival and i’m currently looking for an individual that would be interested in portraying the CYCLIST role in one of the scenes.
It’s based in the surrounding areas close to London. Travel and food expenses will be covered.
Film Project: “AS IT COMES”
Storyline: The Journey of Life for one man is forever altered by one fleeting moment and the improbable chain of events that ensues.”

This is a meditation on memory, the indifference of nature, and the transformative power of small occurrences. It explores how one derives meaning from nature and the forces that act within it.

Here, inspiration and longing are analogous to natural spectacle and the passage of time… nature may be indifferent to our wants and desires but is necessary for us to lead more meaningful lives.

Film Shoot Period: 9th March – 18th March 2018
Anyone that you know that is interested, please give this email to get in contact with me as soon as possible.
Best Regards


“The Devil plays with the best laid plans”

Neil Young.

Well it looks like the shop will open in December after all !

No ‘Black Friday’, but you are most welcome to come and negociate a deal on any bike,or to chat about a custom build. Lead times at this time of year shrink from 1-3 months, to 1-3 weeks.

The ‘showroom is viewable tho not finished..

The same goes for restoration, repainting and re-chroming etc..

Its also a good time to get things looked at/serviced before the winter finds out your bikes weaknesses. Surely not the time of year to breakdown.

Here is a photo of Raybel this time last year in dry dock at ‘Maylandsea’ essex.


And the ‘showroom’;


See you soon!

Tempoary closure


In order to maintain my sanity over the coming months, I am afraid I will have to close the shop until the new year.

‘Raybel ‘has spoken and in order to continue her preservation and restoration I must act.

Keeping the shop open would mean I would have to work seven day weeks, and although I have become accustomed to six and a half day weeks, I found I do look forward to the occasional half day off.

I believe it is all for the greater good, we have come a long way this year, and we are hoping next year to see a ‘sea change’ in Raybel’s fortunes.

I shall continue work ‘behind the scenes’ finishing the showroom downstairs and gathering more exotic stock.

I do apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

Rob and Raybel.



“Stop The Press” !
The saying ” if you want to find something, stop looking for it” is a myth.
Yes folks, I spent much of yesterday looking for my passport, in fact frantically looking for my passport. My last resort was to stop looking and get on with the rest of the day, and hope its presence would reveal its self. But alas my flight leaves in 2 hours and no sign.
The good news is that the shop will be open now and not closed tomorrow Saturday 17th June, so please come down and buy some bikes, I have some great stock at the moment!

Hi. The shop will not be opening next weekend, that’s 17-18th June. I am in the shop today ( sunday 11th), and should be in the vicinity of the shop Wed 14th/Thur 15th. I am in the process of ‘creating’ a new ‘subterranean’ ‘showroom’ ‘!’..