After a hectic weekend exhibiting at Spin London, we've finally had a chance to catch our breath, make up for some lost sleep and take stock of what was a huge success for everyone concerned.

3 days of bikes, coffee and craft beer in the heart of London left us buzzing, and we've got to hand it to the crew at Spin, and all the other exhibitors, and visitors, for making it such an awesome experience.

To say it was a trek to get there would, however, be somewhat of an understatement! A 2 a.m. ferry had us arriving in Holyhead just as the sun was rising.

Funked Up Holyhead Ferry

A quick check of Google Maps and we were off, joining the convoy of 40-foot trucks leaving the port so snake their way across the countries' tarmac arteries.

Funked Up Driving To Spin

9 hours and a few pit-stops later and we were setting up in The Sorting Office, a sweet disused Post Office building in the heart of London. Being slightly worse for wear after our epic journey, what should have been a simple build turned into a 6-hour marathon of sawing, drilling, and wrenching.

Funked Up Spin setup

Once we finished up there was just enough time to grab some traditional Austrian fare and massive Steins of beer, accompanied by some fantastic live Europop tunes in the Tiroler Hut

Funked Up Tiroler Hut

Friday morning saw the start of the show, and once we had final prep done we were ready to meet and greet for the day. It was our first unveil of the new Urban and 8-speed Ride ranges of bikes, so we were excited to introduce them to everyone.

Funked Up Exhibition Booth

One of the highlights from our weekend was our Funked Up Spin bike. We primed one of our framesets and asked everyone who dropped by our stand to sign it. We're going to be building the bike and giving it away to one lucky winner over the next couple of weeks.

Funked Up Spin Bike

Photo by RTZ13

After the show, while wandering the streets of London, we came across a pedicab driver in distress and felt it was our duty to come to their aid. A few minutes of tinkering and we had her back on the road again. It's always good to help out your cycling brethren!

Funked Up come to the aid of a pedicab driver

Saturday was a busy day at Spin, with crowds queueing at the door before the show had opened. We got a chance to meet a lot more people and even get to know some of our fellow exhibitors, there were some really amazing products on offer across the show, from wooden bikes and gorgeous cycle clothing to lots of wonderful cycling themed art. At the end of the day, we brought our Spin bike into the UV tunnel to see how it glowed.

Funked Up in the UV Tunnel

Saturday night was Goldsprint night, with the Rollapaluza crew setting up shop just around the corner from the exhibition. A great night of racing, beer, and even a pizza or 20 courtesy of the Funked Up crew!

Rollapaluza Spin Goldsprint

Photo nabbed from Rollapaluza

The following morning began with a few sore heads and many cups of coffee. It was a great sight to be greeted by more queues at the venue before opening of the final day of Spin. Once more the crowds were great and helped to make the day fly. When all was said and done it was with a heavy heart that we packed up our bikes and made the long trip back to Ireland.

We met so many great people and innovative brands over the weekend, it was a privilege to a part of the whole experience. If you were there and dropped by the stand to sign our bike, check out our giant photo collage on Facebook and tag yourself!

Funked Up Spin Collage

We'll definitely be back next year, so keep an eye on our Facebook page for news and information!

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