Right folks, it’s that time of the year, courier got naked, we took tasteful pictures and put them together to bring you the 2013 edition of the Courier Calendar. In it’s 3rd year now, what started with London couriers going au naturel to support of the LCEF, involved the whole European messenger community last year.
For this new edition, 14 cities from all around the globe have taken part. I am stoked that so many of you have come forward to help us on this project and make it happen. So thanks to all models who took part, all photographers and also all our sponsors.
And special thanks to Roman Skyva and Jay Moon, respectively designer and illustrator who have done a great job.
Cities in the calendars this year are Montreal, Aarhus, London, Basel, Zurich, Berlin, Madrid, Mexico, Bern, Warsaw, New York, Copenhagen, Nagoya and Utrecht so if you want a copy and you’re local to these cities, hit me up and i’ll put in touch with your local courier calendar dealer. On sale for £10 only!
But of course, London people will also be able to purchase them and more LCEF goodies at the End of the World Courier Calendar Launch Party this Friday at the Yard, in Hackney Wick. There will be live music with 100% Beefc**k and the T*tburster and Heck Tate + DJ’s…there will be snax, a well-stocked bar and Kieran will be there.
All proceeds from the sale of these calendars will go straight to the LCEF, the Warsaw Kurier Fund, the BMEF (Bicyle Messenger Emergency Fund) and the Mexico Fund.
Donations will also be made to the organisors of the ECMC in Bern and the CMWC in Lausanne … everyone’s a winner so grab a calendar and support the worldwide messenger community.
Another way to support us while keeping warm and stylish is to get your hands of one of our new hoodies.
All sizes available from Extra Small to Extra Large / Zip £25 or no zip £20/ LCEF Classic logo or new LCEF skull design..t-shirts also available..if you’re interested, get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll arrange delivery for you.
Our popular caps are also back, with a twist…slightly new design…top quality headgear by Apis…you know you want one.
HELPING EACH OTHER:
It has been another full-on year for the LCEF. We have been able to help over 15 injured riders in the past 12 months, offer them financial support (an average payout from the LCEF is £300) and legal aid when needed. Physical injury, not being able to work and earn can be very stressful so, for us to be in the position to help out those couriers, has been greatly rewarding.
Obviously, we would not be able to do all this without the help and support of all of you out there who come to our events, race our alleycats, buy our merchandise and make donations so big thank you to the whole courier/cycling community and beyond.
Unfortunately, a couple of our friends didn’t make it to see the end of this year so i would like to remember Henry Warwick, who was killed in February in a collision with a coach and young Ken Third, who left us in July. Those guys were happiest riding their bikes and are greatly missed.
I would also like to mention Steffan Davies, who has passed away recently. A friend of the couriers, he was always up for a race, a friendly face at the pub, always supporting the LCEF any way he could and he carries on as several donations have been made in his name to the LCEF in the last few days.
So let’s ride safe out there and look out for each other.
2013 is looking to be another busy year for us…we are hoping to set up an online shop so you can easily purchase LCEF merchandise, produce 2 cycling jerseys, celebrate our 5th anniversary in style, do more collaborations with talented artists, more fundraising and keep up with a busy schedule of messenger events all over the world but we will, of course, keep you updated.
’till then, enjoy the holiday season and best wishes for the new year to all of you who have supported us through another successful year.