In the week leading up to the London Nocturne, Specialized linked up with South London coffee shop and popular cyclist hangout - Four Borough's. The pop-up ran for a week in a small space next to the Old Street underground station. With the aim of promoting the fixed gear race team and exhibit their custom Specialized Allez Sprint bike with its unique design inspired by artist Michael Reeder. We headed over to check it out and bumped into the team.
Left to right: Sami Sauri, Rudy Melo, Ed Lochee-Bayne, Dylan Buffington, Angus Morten and Justin Williams
ALLEZ ALLEZ.... SPRINT
Ed, along with two other Brixton Cycles club members Tom Mason and Ben Lain founded Four Boroughs in 2017.
On the weekend before the Nocturne, local fixed gear club NTLCBMBC (North London Thunder Cats Black Metal Bicycle Club)! organised the third edition of Thundercrit fixed gear race at the Lee Valley Velodrome outdoor circuit. The team went on to take two of the three podium spots with local lad Alec Brigg's taking the win and his German team-mate Stefan Schäfer coming in third. They then went on to leave others in the dust by take the podium at the Nocturne as well with Alec once again taking the win with Justin Williams sprinting for a close third place.
Check out Four Borough's Instagram and the Specialized Rocket Espresso team Instagram