Last WE, Marmou and I (Greg) went to London for the Bicycle Film Festival. We went there with some guys from the PAris Bike Polo crew, Luis, Marc and Yorgo. Tomtox and Mayeut also came for the tournament and our friends from Rouen Max and Quentin. Unfortunately Matt couldn’t come and shared this great WE with us.
We arrived thursday evening at Kings Cross. Marmou went to his friend place and I went to a pub to met the Cosmic boys, Mat & Todd. Mat was my host for the WE, we had really good time together, interessing conversations on polo, bikes and many other subjects.
On friday, we went to downham to play polo very cool polo session. We were only few players, Rik, Gabes, Marc, Brendan, Marmou, Luis and I. We had some very good polo and great time with guys we haven’t seen since Berlin.
Then we went to a pub to eat a burger drink a pinte before moving to Barbican Center to see our friend Brendan’s movie. The film intilteld “12 miles of style” is dealing with the Tweed Run. I relly the film, mainly because there was a lot of this typical Brendan’s humour.
Brendo’s film was a part of the projection with many other movies. To me there were to many documentaries about the messengers and most of them were not really interessing. My 2 favourites films were, and it’s not surprising the documentary on Matt Hoffman, The Birth of Big Air, and Riding the Long White Cloud. I liked in this 2 movies the human side of the documentaries, that was not only beautifull pictures or performance, you were really close to the guys, trying to understand their motivation or feeling about what they lived.
After the movies we drunk some beers and went to bed. The saturday was very similar to the friday. Polo in Newington, movie to Barbican. We finished on Jono’s roof top drinking some beers.
Sunday was the POLO day. We played the annual BFF Polo tournament. There good and bad point in the organisation of the tournament. Good point were : You can’t play with someone you had already play with, 2 court with the typical london great atmosphere, and no goal limit (time limit). Bad point were allowing the shuffle, cause that was to easy to score long distance goal so that was impossible to play at 3 on the court.
I played for this tournament with Mat (Cosmic) and Em (Rotten Appels), Marmou played with Luis (Apologie) and Mirek (Netto Superstar).
Both teams ran to the final and my team beat Marmou’s one. The Top 4 was :
1st TNT, Mat/Em/Greg
2nd Roostes, Luis/Marmou/Mirek
3rd El Loco, The Frog & The Hoser, Brendan/Marc/Rik
4th The Clacos, Yorgo/Max/Woods
After the tournament we all went to the “Look Mum, No Hands”, to drink beers and to participate to the Rolla Paluzza Contest for the bravest (Yorgo, Adam…).
Once again we had great time in London. I really want to thank Mat and Therese for hosting me, I hope to see you soon in Paris.