I don’t usually write in english, but I’m doing it now hoping that I’ll find some guys and girls from London which are passionate about cycling. Or who know guys and girls from London that would be interested in some cool handmade and up-cycled cyclist products.
Story goes like this: in 2010 I wanted to create the first bicycle messengers company in Bucharest, capital city of Romania. There were some guys delivering on bicycles, but not like the ones I saw in London – the guys here were slow and seemed very poor and not-so-professional. I saw some videos on YouTube with cycle messenger in NYC and London and that was what I wanted – a community of fast motherfuckers!
One day I saw this guy on the streets of Bucharest – he looked like a courier from those videos I saw on YouTube. Later I found out his name was Bogdan and he was trying to grow a small business born from his passion for design. He was planning on designing and actually making up-cycled products for cyclist-enthusiasts in Bucharest.
Bogdan is also doing great – this year he actually hired someone to help him out create more products. You should totally follow him on his Facebook and on his Instagram. He actually designed a lot of stuff for us – caps, bags, straps and so on in the past years.
And now, here is my crazy and probably stupid idea. Between the 21th and the 26th october I’m visiting London – which is fascinating for me. I wanted to see how it is to be a bicycle messenger in London so I thought I’d first need REAL clients.
So I asked Bogdan to show me some products he already has on the stock and could sell right now to some cycle-enthusiasts in London. The idea is that I’m gonna take them with me by plane and personally deliver them in London by bicycle. I found someone there willing to lend me his bicycle. I’ll bring my Turific! messenger bag and… there we go – full experience.
It’s a win-win-win situation. I’m hoping I’ll promoted Bogdan’s cool products in UK, I’m getting the full experience of a bicycle messenger in London and you guys… well, you guys just don’t pay for the delivery.
So, please, help me get the full experience of a bicycle messenger and make some people in London happy. Share this small post with your friends in London.
Prices and info in the images below. THANKS!