Last chance to register for Shoreditch Invitational Polo Tournament
8.07.08 by Buffalo Bill
Despite some scepticism from some quarters, notably bikesnob and Jack Thurston of the Bike Show, bicycle polo is growing in popularity in London. There are now regular games 4 or 5 times a week (making a polo widow of Roxy!), and Sunday afternoons at the Brick Lane court (aka the Shacklewell Street playground), are very popular with many right-thinking cycling folk, with messengers amongst the regular players.
The informal nature of most polo games, with teams being formed at random, and playing together for one game only, would seem to militate against tournament play, but nevertheless teams are being formed, with certain players, notably Little Jon (aka Eggpie) being desired by more than one team. And not just because he looks fantastic in knee-high boots and a wig. So what is causing this fuss in London polo-land? The Shoreditch Invitational Polo Tournament, being held 17th August as part of the Shoreditch Festival, of which this useless ‘zine is a sponsor.
I believe that there is still time to register a team if you are really, really quick. More details on the London bike polo blog. Brooks are giving all the players a free saddle, and entry is free, so well worth the effort, we think.