We've always been inspired by meticulous Japanese craftsmanship and design, and would encourage anyone who might feel the same way to hop on their bike while the sun is (hopefully) still shining and head down to Tokyo Bike's super cool pop-up shop in London's Rivington Street. An expert bike mechanic on loan from Tokyo for the past few weeks has set up camp in the shop to run a series of bike maintenance workshop sessions on Tues-Thurs from 6.30-7.30pm, advising urban cyclists how best to look after and repair their treasured bikes. The Tokyo Bike temporary space, designed by London's Emulsion Architecture, echoes the brand's understated, utilitarian ethos and will be open until 31 July. The perfect way to wheel away an hour or two this week.
Watch this space: Tokyo Bike is planning to build a permanent home in our city next year, but until then it's a very good idea to join one of their designer-led cycle tours during the London Design Festival in September, which will start and finish at Designjunction in Holborn.
The pop-up is located at 54 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3QN.
Opening hours are:
Tuesday - Saturday: 11.30 - 19.30
Sunday: 13.00- 18.00
Closing Date: 31st July 2011
Text: Jacki Lang -
Images courtesy of Tokyo Bike