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Locals Lynsey and Laura learn to cycle for charity

If the London to Oxford bike ride is enough to make me, a regular cyclist, squirm, I can’t imagine what the feeling must be like of taking on that route when you’ve just learned how to hop on two wheels. A few of my friends who can’t cycle (the urge to namedrop is strong) will probably laugh at any suggestion to even attempt a 1 mile ride in the safety of Kensington Gardens.

You have to be crazy or brave to even think it. Or both.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or you can be Lynsey and Laura, two newbie cyclists in their twenties who have “decided it was about time we got our act together” and learn how to cycle (It’s never too late to learn!) in order to with tackle a 260 mile cycle ride across Romania all in the name of charity. They are hoping to raise money for the kids who are chronically ill in Romania, where they have to endure a poor quality of life and treatment.

In preparation for their ambitious trek, they’ll be doing other rides in the UK such as SkyRide London, London to Cambridge, London to Oxford and New Forest.

And you all thought I was the mad cyclist in London. Tch!

Catch their updates on their fab looking website.

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Novice cyclist or lacking confidence when on the road? Kensington and Chelsea offer free cycle training whilst Hammersmith & Fulham ask a measly £5 to boost your cycling abilities. 

Get cycling tips and tricks with some added chic with Bikeminded.

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Autumn at Holland Park

Originally seen on nottinghillgate.co.uk – posted on 18 October 

The season of change is finally here and there’s plenty of activities for you to enjoy and make the most of it at the beautiful Holland Park.

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[One of the activities]

DRAWING NATURE COURSE
Sign up to this drawing class organised by the Ecology Service and re-create the lush spaces of Holland Park using pen and paper. Great for aspriing animators to get a hands on experience on the natural history illustration. You are encouraged to bring your own hand lens.

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Aspinal: the bag for the Made In Chelsea girls

Originally seen on kingsroad.co.uk – posted on 4 August. Written by Giorgina Ramazzotti.

Ah, bags. Lovely bags. Bags….I’ve got no real value to say about bags. But anywho, if you have £400+ to burn and like a bit of Made In Chelsea kit, why not go for Caggie Dunlop’s bag?

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 ….Caggie Dunlop was spotted back from New York last week in London sporting the stunning newAspinal Boston handbag in Cream Pebble & Tan Calf.

Read the rest on kingsroad.co.uk.


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Chelsea AutoLegends tickets now on sale

Originally seen on kingsroad.co.uk – posted on 4 August. Written by Giorgina Ramazzotti.

Missed out on tickets to see BBC’s Top Gear? Well Chelsea is offering something better albeit the price: Chelsea AutoLegends at Royal Hospital. Expect super cars, classic and other vehicles for you to drool over.

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Already confirmed is a rare appearance of the World’s fastest production car: the 267mph Bugatti Veyron SuperSport as driven by James May on BBC2’s Top Gear.

Read the rest on kingsroad.co.uk.


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London-Surrey cycle classic to go through Chelsea, Fulham and Richmond

Originally seen on fulhamroad.co.uk – posted on 24 June. 

More cycling news as the London-Surrey classic comes to town on 14 August as elite cyclists zoom through Central London, Chelsea, Fulham and Richmond. Expect road closures so plan your journey ahead of time.

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Fulham will have the privilege of being part of the London-Surrey Cycle Classic this coming August as elite cyclists and teams race through the heart of London and Surrey.

Read the rest on fulhamroad.co.uk.

 

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Win tickets to Boardmasters Festival

Originally seen on kingsroad.co.uk, nottinghillgate.co.uk and fulhamroad.co.uk – posted on 4 August. Written by Giorgina Ramazzotti.

Still hungry for more festivals? Well you’re in luck as Media Street’s local sites are offering you the chance to win tickets to attend the Boardmasters Festival!

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The Festival will see the very best in international surfing this year, with the newly upgraded 6 Star World Tour Event. To celebrate 30 years of the festival, the Men’s surf event has been upgraded from a 5 to 6 Star event, bringing the biggest stars in Men’s surf to Fistral Beach.

Read the rest on kingsroad.co.uk, fulhamroad.co.uk or nottinghillgate.co.uk.

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Notting Hill’s Bumpkin to host open-mic festival

Originally seen on nottinghillgate.co.uk – posted on 30 July. 

Visit Notting Hill’s Bumpkin for a more intimate music/ comedy festival.

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Catch the first whiff of new and upcoming artists at Bumpkin’s open-mic festival, ‘Bumpkin Jam’ at Notting Hill. From August to mid-September, watch a variety of acts perform live while enjoying Bumpkin’s menu of fine British food.

Read the rest on nottinghillgate.co.uk.

 

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Chloe Green is the newest face in Made In Chelsea

Originally seen on kingsroad.co.uk – posted on 3 August. 

Listen up Made In Chelsea fans! Chloe Green is the newest member of the cast of E4’s reality TV show, Made In Chelsea.

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….the daughter of Topshop owner Sir Phillip Green, Chloe Green, has joined the glamorous cast of the reality television show.

Read the rest on kingsroad.co.uk.

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Notting Hill Carnival could be part commercialised

Originally seen on nottinghillgate.co.uk – posted on 2 August. 

As we know, the arts field have suffered funding cuts and that includes West London’s Notting Hill Carnival. Organisers are considering commercialising it in order to fill the funding gap.

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….ticketed events could be trialed in order to bring in revenue due to the cut in funding. However, the commercialisation of the carnival may spark fears that the Carnival may be in danger of selling out.

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Police begin clampdown in preparation for Notting Hill Carnival

Originally seen on nottinghillgate.co.uk – posted on 1 August. 

The Met Police have began preparing for the Notting Hill Carnival – and in another sense, the London 2012 Olympics – by targeting potential trouble makers that may disrupt the Notting Hill Carnival.

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The Metropolitian Police will begin cracking down on potential troublemakers, anarchists, gangs and rioters at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival to ensure the safety of the hundreds of thousands of revellers.

 

Read the rest on nottinghillgate.co.uk.

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