England

2011 London Open Bike Polo Tournament

London Open
Bike Polo Tournament
July 30th – 31st, 2011
London, UK

From what I gather this is an old format 3vs3 style tournament, £30 per team, 3 courts, unlimited teams can enter, Swiss rounds then finishing with double elimination brackets. Great flier.

More info: lhbpa.org

England vs. Scotland 1910

Via twirlingtails.blogspot.com

In 1910, Saltburn was the venue for an international fixture, England v Scotland at bicycle polo. The match was part of the town’s carnival, the English side all being members of the Tykes Cycling Club. England won 6-3, the team being ( left to right ) Robinson (captain), Tudor and Randall.

The Winners of the Games’ cycle polo match

I really don’t have any other info besides what you see. I’ll assume the Games’ they are referring to was the 1908 London Olympic demonstration matches. If so, then this would be Ireland.

I like this bike polo spokecard

I think this is the best spokecard I have seen all year! But, I want to see more. If you are having a tournament and don’t give the players a spokecard for the event, then that’s just crap. Anyway, this Championships is over. Visit the official site for results and such. Also if you want to laugh at how small the goals were look at this. It’s a wonder anyone won when you combine Euro non-stop goalie action with the more-narrow-than-a-bike-is-long goals. Thank god for footdowns.

London Open Bike Polo Tournament

London Open
Bike Polo Tournament
August 21st, 2010
London, England

This is the weekend after the 2010 Worlds in Berlin.

More info: lhbpa.org/londonopen

Seven Minutes of perma-goalies being useless

My advice, move up and help out your teammates.

EHBPC Qualifiers from slamm on Vimeo.

England v. Ireland 1901

Ireland Beat England 10-5.
The teams were : Ireland : Oswald Sealy, Page Dickenson, H. Oswald and F. E. Bland, all of the Rathclaren Rovers club. England : Spencer Downing (Northampton), Capt. J. Appleby (M.C. & A.C.), J. W. Dalby (Northampton), and F. Timms (Melton Mowbray B.P.C.)

Brooks Saddles and the 2009 Worlds Trophy

Here is the Mandarin Swift LSP Bike Polo World Championships saddle by Brooks
brooks polo saddle
I’ll post the URL if you feel like spending two hundred fifty on a saddle.

http://www.brookssaddles.com/en/Shop_ProductPage.aspx?cat=editions+-+Limited+Editions∏=Mandarin+Swift+LSP+Bike+Polo+World+Championships

Yeah I’m not gonna link that because it’s funny that in the description Brooks misspells “World”.

Width: 152mm
Length: 280mm
Weight: 495g
Frame: Chromium Plated Steel
The Swift London Seattle Philadelphia Bike Polo Wordl Championships is a limited edition of 250 saddles, featuring mandarin orange leather top and the impressed logo of a bike polo player on top of the world.

*170.00 €
151.91 £
250.94 $
*Cost excludes shipping

The reason I think this is funny is because Montana, who made all the decisions about the Philly installment of this trio of tournaments, misspelled “Championships” except Montana’s mess up was ON THE TROPHY! not just some website.

Too late now but if he could get Brooks England, who is really far from Philly, to make a limited edition saddle with an impressed logo matching the tournament poster art

…why is it that his local trophy builder did not get the same art?

Nike is all about bikes

At least in Europe. They have an eye on bike polo and it seems like they can afford some wood. Maybe someone should get them to sponsor a bike polo tournament.

IAM1 – BIKE POLO par Alban Teurlai from Nike Studio on Vimeo.

Nike 6.0 Tunnel Jam from Matthew on Vimeo.

Polo by RockSteady!

Polo from RockSteady! on Vimeo.

Bike polo filmed at the EHBPC on the 2nd and 3rd of August, 2009 and at Downham.