Going Going Bike, the online marketplace for bicycles, will be holding bike auctions at the London Bike Show with bidding taking place online and at the Show.
The bicycle auctions will raise money to support two professional riders in their bid to participate at London 2012.
The collection of customised bikes have been restored by Druid Cycles in their London workshops.
Online PR News – 06-January-2011 – – During the London Bike Show (13-16 January) Going Going Bike will be hosting the auction of a collection of customised, airbrushed bicycles fully restored in Druid Cycles CIC’s London workshops. The bicycle auctions will be held, simultaneously, at the specially designed “auction room” stand at the Show and online at www.goinggoingbike.com.
It is the first time that Going Going Bike have held auctions online and in the real world simultaneously and Andrew Nethercot, Co-Founder of Going Going Bike is excited by the prospect. He said “this is the first time that we have held auctions online and offline at the same time and we reckon it should be a lot of fun. We are expecting some exciting auctions.”
The bicycle auctions will be held each day of the Show and will raise money to support the professional MTB rider Nirjala Tamrakar from Nepal and the Indian rider Parth Raikwar. Both riders are part of Druid Cycles’ ongoing efforts to support cyclists throughout the world in their attempt to participate in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The catalogue of bikes for auction will be available early next week to view in the Druid Cycles webstore on Going Going Bike. Each listing will have a full specification and include the bike’s frame number and, accordingly, will be awarded the Prove It symbol. In addition each bike will be at the Bike Show where it can be viewed in all its glory and in detail.
Going Going Bike will be posting further information on the auctions on their blog, Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/goinggoingbike, and updating their followers on Twitter @goinggoingbike.
One of the highlights of the auction is the “Arch Mage” bike. It has a 56cm Raleigh frame and headtube handpainted by Russian artist Philip Firsov.
Going Going Bike
Going Going Bike is the auction site bikes want to be sold on. Launched in July 2010 Going Going Bike is the UK’s dedicated online auction for bikes, bike parts and bike gear. With its innovative “Prove It” system Going Going Bike has created a legitimate second hand market for bikes. In addition to auctions the site is an online hub for the cycling community with blogs, bikepedia and bike love.
Druid Cycles repair, customise and refurbish all kinds of bicycles. Their focus is on recycling, giving old vintage bikes a new lease of life. They also manufacture, produce and spray paint bikes. Druid customise bicycles using artistic techniques including airbrush and hand painting with imagination, style and attention to detail.