04 Jun Spokes and Specs
Sportswear brand Oakley have just delivered a little slice of heaven to London’s cycling community.
Any cyclist worth his wheels should be pedalling straight for Oakley’s brand new pop-up residence in Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell. Combining coffee shop culture with premium repair services, this beautiful space – part-workshop, part-cafe, part-creative hub – has been influenced in its design by cycling pros Mark Cavendish and Chas Christensen.
Two-wheelers can freshen up in the changing-rooms before handing their rides over to the experts for top-quality treatment. While they wait, they can watch the Tour de France on the wide-screen Cycle Cinema, enjoy a skinny latte, and snaffle top tips from the expert staff.
There’s more. Regular bike maintenance workshops, Friday film club, and talks from experts are illustrated by rolling exhibitions of cycling art, curated by Spoke LDN. The space also acts as a meeting point for weekly city rides, with routes to accommodate all skill levels.
Oakley in Residence is a truly creative hub, where people can come together to share in their love of cycling. It’s saved from what otherwise might be an intimidatingly hipster vibe by staff and visitors who are genuinely passionate about the sport.
Oh, and did we mention it’s all free?
Get on your bikes.