After months of preparation, Tour de Ville opened its doors to the public yesterday at its new location just off London Fields — 50 Lamb Lane, London E8 3PS. They say: “You can expect the best in classic road, track, touring and leisure bikes. Next to our range of bikes, parts, frames, clothing and accessories we also have a coffee bar. Coffee served will be the Magnus Maximus brand by Swedish pro cyclist Magnus Backstedt. All of the proceeds from this coffee go towards helping young riders. The coffee foundation directly funds the continental professional Team Cyclesport.se. Next to all of this we are organising monthly film nights starting in the new year.” Appropriately, given Tour de Ville’s origins in cycle messenger culture, the opening was celebrated with an alleycat.

Our full and ever-growing list of Hackney’s bike shops and repair services has been duly updated.