Saturday 24th May. Get it in the diary!
Even if your performance on the bike lets you down, there's room for lady luck to shine on you at this year's Spin Up in a Brewery. Okay it's not golden but each ticket holder will still get a lucky (or not so lucky) bottle cap containing a unique number. If your number gets drawn, you'll be in line for one of the fantastic prizes donated by our exhibitors and sponsors.
In between beating your friends on the rollers, winning a spot prize, drinking award winning ales, feasting on a BBQ, listening to music and checking out the exhibitors, why not give your phone some action with our Instagram competition?
Nothing too technical or strenuous. Simply take a photo on the day and upload to Instagram with the imaginative hashtag #spinupinabrewery and you'll be in with a chance of winning yet another prize. If there wasn't enough doing the rounds already!
The details on the prize haven't been confirmed as yet but needless to say with an event being organised by a beer company, clothing company and bike company, chances are you'll end up with an assortment of beer, bike clothing and bike parts. Unless Kinesis are feeling flush (or drunk) in which case it could be a bike.
We'll also accept entries via Flickr, Email, Twitter and Facebook etc, whether it's through Morvélo's, Dark Star's or Kinesis UK's social networks. Hell, even one that is hand drawn and posted to us. Sure it's not a photo and not Instagram but who are we to turn away creativity.
See you Saturday!
Live spray can art display by Brighton street artists REQ and SINNA ONE.
Witness the skills of these local muralists as they create a live spray painted mural throughout the day within the brewery. A rare opportunity and an insight in to how these artists work.
REQ - REQ has been spray painting since 1984 and was a purveyor of the Hip Hop culture in this country. Touring with Beats International and creating live art on stage around the world, he went on to create cover art for MO WAX recordings and released his sleepy, tripped out beats on SKINT and WARP records.
Fast forward to now and his signature 'spraypaint realism' artwork adorns the walls of Brighton. He also creates images of nudes and observational drawings in spray paint, pastel, pencil and print.
SINNA ONE - Sinna One is a Brighton based artist and illustrator who works within freehand mediums and is influenced heavily by street art and graffiti, comic culture and sci-fi. Known for his colourful cartoon junction box paintings all over Brighton.
This year all entrants for Spin Up will receive a blue rubber wristband. Primarily these act as a sign that you've paid your money, "...so give me that free pint and let's get racing".
But they also have some other less obvious uses that stop them being consigned to the event memorabilia section of the shed.
How about using it as an emergency light bracket? Works with any cylindrical lights and lights with plastic clips.
Or how about keeping your tools, pump and spare tyre in a neat little bundle that sits perfectly in a rear jersey pocket?
Both these options get used a LOT over at Morvélo as bikes are in constant rotation (so light brackets are often forgotten) and they have a dislike for cluttering up the look of a bike with saddle packs.
Try them. Well buy at ticket for Spin Up first, collect your wristband, then try them :-)