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Cycle Bar Planned

Posted by chdot on June 13, 2007

‘Sports Bars’ are quite common. The idea originating in America, where the sports tend to be baseball or (American) football. They are generally an excuse (as if one were needed) to watch Satellite TV and drink beer. In Britain the sports may remain American or perhaps be soccer.

Edinburgh is set to see “the first cycling-themed entertainment bar in the UK”. As a result of its sponsorship of ERC’s Women’s Race Squad, the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor is about to turn an underused bar into a meeting place for cyclists.

At present it’s in gloomy contrast to the rest of the swish West End establishment. General Manager Guy Hilton, (a keen Mountain Biker), is promising a spring clean and a coat of paint and an official opening to coincide with the London start of the Tour de France on the 6th of July.

However the hope is that it won’t just attract people only interested in racing. There’ll be a notice board to highlight the wide range of cycling related activities around Edinburgh. The bar can also be booked for meetings and social events.

This Saturday (16th) ERC members are meeting at the Flamme Rouge (as it will be known) for coffee and croissant at 8.30 before heading off along Princes Street at 9.30 to get Bike Week off to a colourful start.

Guy is looking for a range of cycling material. Some of the photos currently on display at the Filmhouse will be used to brighten up the walls.

2 Responses to “Cycle Bar Planned”

  1. Gee said

    I’m all for it especially if they plan a special celebration for Bicycle Day (April 19th).

    Speaking of which, did you know that Bicycle Day is considered the high holy day of a religion called Matrixism?

    Check it out:

  2. […] It will run until the end of the month. Edinburgh RC Cycling Club members are meeting at the new Flamme Rouge for coffee and croissant at 8.30 before heading off along Princes Street at 9.30 to get Bike Week […]

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