Motorised carrier

How to get 11 brompton’s to the start of a bespoke tour?You can’t cycle them all there! You can’t take them on a bus! You have to get a motorised carrier, I could here shouts.The prospect of a white van, which does against the grain of the company to be sustainable where possible was an awful thought. The last time I owned and drove a classic was a VW camper (my first car) in the 90’s. I saw this ad in a classic car magazine and knew straight away that was the way artouride needed to transport it’s fleet. 1969 morris minor van was soon in the headlights and jumped to many a tours start and finish. Oh, its good for moving friends and getting heavy loads that don’f fit on a bike trailer.

Long life the classics.

the ad which we just had to view

DeptfordX/looking back

Hewe Locke’s Shared Certificates off Deptford High St

DeptfordX fringe arts festival took place during the same time as 2102 Games. London was gripped by the spirit of the games and other aspects of London seemed to pass by. I too found myself glued to the Tv and I was lucky enough to see an event at the Hockey stadium. As the summer rains kept many in we took to our bromptons and ran a couple of Sunday art tours around the highlights of the fringe. Hewe Locke’s Share Certificates was a great installation and the live fire breathing piece Hell Bent by David Mach on Blackheath was also worth the climb. We had a great mix of locals and riders from as far as USA, in search of Locke’s work.

LFA 2012/Looking back

heading to St.Paul’s from Tate Modern

As artouride slows down and rests those tour legs during the winter months, we begin to look back and review some of those highlights from our first year. Today’s review will be the London Festival of Architecture 2102 (LFA2012).

LFA 2012 June 23rd-July 8th/THE PLAYFUL CITY

This was our first official design festival tour, which all began in Monmouth coffee one late afternoon with Jess Cronin, festival co-ordinator. Those that frequent Monmouth in Borough market know how this venue and the quality of coffee can secure any new venture. After the meeting we at artouride came up with 9 draft bespoke tours to cover a multitude of locations and encompass many architectural highlights. What we actually delivered successfully were 5 different tours over the 2 weekends.

Guides David Phillips created a Brutalist tour, Barbara Salvadori designed and lead Wharehouses & Wharves ride, Jack Blake steered Sustainable London, After Hours and The Pineapple tour, which was lead by Peter Murry (Founder LFA) and collaborated by Bompass & Parr. The Pineapple tour was the highlight as we cycled in search of the pineapple details on buildings and ended the tour at SE1 for pineapple cocktails designed by the boys themselves (Bompass & Parr!__about)

ending the tour with a refreshment

Architectural wonders in a playful city…thank you LFA for our first tours with you…looking forward to 2013.