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#19: If Cyclists are so Great Why Does Everyone Want to Kill Them?

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Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott, Boris Bikes, Fixies, Bromptons, empty cycle lanes, bike snobs… it’s never been cooler to be a cyclist.

But what does the popularity of bikes and the way we ride say about us?

If Cyclists are so Great Why Does Everyone Want to Kill Them? is a panel discussion looking at the tribes and tensions surrounding modern cycling.

Why is it so popular? Why is it so dominated by middle aged men in lycra?

Is it indicative of our modern obsessions with mindfulness and freedom? Is it the new golf? Are Brompton’s cool?

Featuring smug cyclists, vexed motorists and astute social observers, If Cyclists are so Great Why Does Everyone Want to Kill Them? aims to answer sort out the psychopaths from the cycle paths.

Speakers include actor and comedian Michael Smiley and other cycling experts and enthusiasts in a debate chaired by writer and journalist Stephen Armstrong.

The talk will take place on Thursday19th October in the beautiful chapel at The House of St Barnabas. Doors open at 6:30pm, the event will start at 7:30pm. Guests are invited to stay in our not-for-profit members’ club afterwards, to socialise in the bar and continue the discussion.

This will be the 19th event in the ongoing series, 37 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain, which is a partnership between BUG and The House of St Barnabas, forged from a mutual desire to examine modern life and popular culture.

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We believe in paying it forward. For every ticket sold one will be offered to someone who would not be able to afford one themselves, opening access to culture, live music and our home in Soho with social inclusion at its heart.

We are working towards making all of our events here at The House of St Barnabas pay it forward, giving them to people affected by homelessness, who are part of our Employment Academy, the Soho community, or are supported by one of the many charities we work with.

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Regrettably, due to the nature of our building, there is limited disabled access. There is some information available on our website, but please do email contact@hosb.org.uk for any further detail.

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The House of St Barnabas is a charity whose vision is to create a future where lasting work is a reality for people affected by homelessness and social exclusion. Participants in our Employment Academy are given work placements throughout our not-for-profit members' club, enabling them to gain valuable work experience in a vibrant, inclusive and culturally driven space and City&Guilds awards in Hospitality and Employability.

Our business operating model is a not-for-profit and all surpluses generated by the Charity’s trading enterprise The House of St Barnabas Events Ltd Company No: 06845128 are donated directly to The House of St Barnabas charity reg no 207242



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