The European Cycle Messenger Championships will be in Edinburgh next year during the month of June. Exact dates will become available once confirmation from the Local Authorities has been received until then here's a Flyer and some bumf:
The European Cycle Messenger Championships 2012 will be hosted by Scotland's beautiful Capital City of Edinburgh. The Pre-Event for will be held in London with the after-event taking place in Glasgow for Millportpoloco. Scotland is no stranger to hosting courier and bike events. Edinburgh has previously been host to two successful British and Irish Cycle Courier Championships (BICCC 2010 & BICCC 2011), as well as hosting Eastcoastaloco 2009 and the UK Bike Polo Championships 2011. Glasgow has put on Glasgopoloco 1 and 2 the Pre Events for ECMC Dublin 2002 and ECMC London 2003 and is regular host to Millportpoloco. You can expect a warm welcome from this stunning city, surrounded by breathtaking mountain landscapes and filled with cycle paths along beautiful rivers and through patches of nature, along old railway lines. Don't miss the chance to ride an Alleycat around the city of Edinburgh, with its cobbled lanes and mazelike structure of old tall buildings. With what is sure to be a fantastic Mainrace, and also Velodrome, Rollapaluza and Time Trial around a hill right in the middle of the city. How does a party in an old quarry or on Cramond island sound? This will be a year to remember, and if the Mayans are right and the world ends, 2012 could very well be the last ECMC! So Don't Miss Out! Be There.
First of all I owe a small correction. When I wrote in one of the earlier posts that not a single London messenger qualified to the main race, I meant that not a single messenger currently working in London qualified. I overlooked the fact that an ex Cyclone rider Safa Brian made it to the finals. Well-done Brian! The image below is of Brian competing in the extreme weather conditions (and kindly greeting me with his carefully manicured finger).