May 29, 2018
Cycling lovers and vintage enthusiasts, listen up, because The Camden Watch Company is back for yet another great festival celebrating the heritage of the bicycle!
After two consecutive years at Eroica Britannia, this year we will be attending The World Cycling Revival Festival in the historic Herne Hill Velodrome, for three whole days of exciting events, laughter and of course a spot of cycling.
We sat down and had a chat with the man behind The World Cycling Revival Festival, John Postlethwaite who gave us insight into what may just be London’s greatest vintage cycling festival.
I’ve always had a passion for racing. My career took a natural progression from the 4 wheels of Formula One to the 2 wheels of Speedway... and then we took the engine out.
The bicycle itself has no boundaries. The bicycle is an unbelievable invention that has stood the test of time and is now a resurgent form of transport in most major cities around the world. It is used as a means of transport, a leisure pursuit and a sport which means that it has fans from all walks of life. The bike’s role in society is deep and multifaceted. This will continue as far as we can see. A great illustration of a modern business that uses the bicycle 200 years after its invention is the emergence of companies such Deliveroo, which uses bicycles as its central mode of delivery.
The World Cycling Revival Festival is certainly set to be one of the highlights of the cycling calendar. It is a 3 day fun and hopefully sun-filled vintage spectacular that provides an absurd amount of racing and entertainment in a historic location.
The quality of the participants is what sets us apart. There will be lots of world championship winners and competitors, as well as other famous figures from within cycling, coupled with the unique setting for the festival - that it is taking place in probably the most famous open air velodrome in the world of cycling. This allows us to showcase the bicycle in all its history as well as to provide some thrilling on-track races and entertainment.
The depth of support from the cycling community, including much-loved names such as Condor, Brompton and many of the international world class participants shows that this will be a must-attend event. There’s something for everyone, really. It’s all in fancy dress (with prizes for the best 1940s outfit on the day); there will be delicious foods and drinks; there will be a myriad of unique events and activities such as cycling polo and trying out a Penny Farthing, as well as world-class talks and interviews hosted by ITV’s Ned Boulting. Not to mention a huge and distinguished line-up of live music, as well as a full racing programme!
This revival festival will almost certainly grow both organically here in the UK and internationally. To take such an event around the world will probably be our next step.
Last year, at Eroica Britannia, we launched our very first cycling focused watch designed in collaboration with cyclist Kitty Pemberton-Platt, The Camden x KPP cycling edition.
Somewhat a victim of its own success, the KPP is often out of stock but we are pleased to let you know that it will be available at The World Cycling Revival. if you can't make it, not to worry, it is also available online!
Sound exciting? Grab your bikes and your most dapper 1940s outfit and join us for three days of vintage festivities!
You can pick up tickets over on their website here.
May 27, 2021
Back in late 2016, we launched what our first ever Limited Edition watch. Based on Tom Sayers, a champion bare-knuckle boxer from Camden, it was a steel No.88 with a black dial limited to 200 pieces, and we loved it.
Produced in four batches of 50, each batch sold out fast, and ever since we have received emails and messages asking us if by any chance we've held any back (we haven't), or even if it was possible buy our very own edition (it isn't).
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