It's not often we cut a ride short, even when there's the promise of beer. But when a living legend of the status of Steve Peat rings up wanting to meet up, there's no messing about! We caught up with the big man last week at Mud Dock in Bristol to find out more about his upcoming Peaty's Bike Bonanza.
First trialled in Sheffield last November, it's basically a big jumble sale where shops, teams and members of the public can sell off their unwanted bike bits and pick up some bargains. The Bristol event's being held on Sunday 8 March at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre in Filton, from 10am to 2pm. Entry costs £5 for adults with tables for sellers available from £25 – visit www.peatysbikebonanza.co.uk for details.
That's not all though. There was a great buzz around his hometown event so Peaty has decided to up the ante in Bristol with a pre-event ride and night out. Anyone wanting to join Steve for a pedal should head to Pedal Progression bike shop at the top of Ashton Court from 11am on Saturday 7 March. Then it's time to get on your drinking shoes and head down to the Arnolfini in town from 8pm for a This Is Peaty quiz night complete with some unseen footage from his awesome web video series. You can find out more and buy tickets here.
It was great meeting up with the big man, and we'll definitely be joining in on some of the action next month. You can say up to date with all the latest on the Peaty's Bike Bonanza Facebook page.
Come along next month and you too may be able to have a beer with Peaty!