Let’s go fly a kite: Blackheath Bike and Kite Festival 2009

Bike stunts from the MAD Team

Blackheath Bike and Kite Festival returned last weekend to fill the London sky with colour. Sadly, there wasn’t enough wind to keep a kite in the air for long (despite the best efforts of the professionals and a giant blue owl kite). But the glorious sunshine more than made up for it. We enjoyed the jaw-dropping displays from the MAD Team mountain bike crew, including a 6-foot drop from a Land Rover and hopping up a ladder en bike.

 

I defy anyone not to come home with a kite in some shape or form after browsing the many stalls at the festival. We struggled to choose between a monkey kite or a bear with a parachute (you can actually release it mid-air!) In the end, we went with a pocket kite, reasoning that it was the most portable, and a giant fish windsock because, well, who doesn’t need a giant fish windsock…

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  1. Zoe J. Griffiths says:

    Blackheath Bike and Kite looks so much fun! Great pics too, Jenny. Hope you’re pleased with your giant fish windsock! :)

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