I have been hearing a lot about the Deptford Project from my cooler, southerner friends. It is high on my list of places to explore in the near future, and has just been bumped higher by the opening of Union Cycle Works. It's a new workshop which partners with people from disadvantaged backgrounds to build bespoke bikes with a story. I want one (sorry Trusty). They're a not-for-profit co-operative aiming to create a community cycling hub, and all round brilliant.
On top of this good news, they are having a launch party. Apparenty, we are all cordially invited to join them this Friday (8th of October) from 7.30pm onwards at the Union Cycle Works HQ. You'll get a chance to peruse their beautiful range of renovated frames and bikes, take advantage a free Brooks Saddle personalised stamping service (bring your own), and lots of locally sourced beverages. Bikes and beer? Yes please.