Cyclehoop are delighted to be providing temporary cycle parking for the Meltdown Festival. Since 1993 some of the world most distinguished musicians have been the guest directors of Meltdown. This year is the turn of the Oscar, Golden Globe, Obie and Drama Desk award-winning musician known for his eclectic collaborations,David Byrne.
Byrne is known for his activism in support of increased cycling and for having used a bike as his main means of transport throughout his life, especially cycling around New York. He has a regular cycling column in The New York Times and does not own a car.
Byrne says that he began cycling while he was in high school and returned to it as an adult in the late 1970s. He likes the freedom and exhilaration cycling gives him. He has written widely on cycling, including a 2009 book, Bicycle Diaries.In August 2009, Byrne auctioned his Montague folding bike to raise money for the London Cycling Campaign.
In 2008, Byrne designed a series of bicycle parking racks in the form of image outlines corresponding to the areas in which they were located, such as a dollar sign for Wall Street and an electric guitar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Byrne worked with a manufacturer that constructed the racks in exchange for the ability to sell them later as art. The racks remained on the streets for about a year.
We are providing 5 Car bike ports for the full duration of the festival, enough cycle parking for 50 bikes.