The 20th edition of the European Cycle Messenger Championships will be taking place in Milano on the last weekend of May. So, if you haven’t booked your plane ticket yet or registered for what will be a great ECMC, now’s the time. The event, organised by the Messengers United Milano, promises to be pretty sensational. I’ve checked the program, seen the race course and even had a special preview into the race manifests, rookies out there better put their thinking caps on, speed definitely won’t be everything for that main race. And you can expect the usual mix of messenger rowdiness, competition, friendship and a large dollop of gelato.

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Everything you need to know about ECMC Milano is on their website: http://www.ecmc2015.com/

And of course, the whole range of LCEF merchandise will be on sale during the weekend.

Let’s not forget the ECMC pre-event, it will be held in Basel, Switzerland the previous weekend with a ride taking the strongest riders over the Alps to the heart of Milano.

More info here: http://www.precmc2015.bike/

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Unfortunately, i won’t be able to make it this year but i have contributed in some ways. The past few months have been spent gathering photos from the past 19 ECMC in order to put together a special photographic exhibition to celebrate the 20th edition.

With the help of Selim Koricky, mess photographer extraordinaire, we have searched high and low for the best shots from the 1st edition of ECMC in Hamburg, Germany in 1996 up to last year’s great champs in Stockholm, Sweden.

Big thank you to the photographers all over Europe, amateurs and professionals, who have given us permission to share their photos and their memories. I hope all those who will attend the championships will get much pleasure to look at 20 years of messenger’s photographic history. The exhibition will be held at the ECMC headquarters.

If you’re not going make it to Milano, you’ll get a chance to see this exhibition in London. Sponsored by Oakley and exhibited in their pop-up bicycle workshop/courier space in Exmouth Market EC1, the exhibition will be shown for the whole of June 2015…more info to come soon…

 

I’m also happy to announce that the next London’s Calling, one of the LCEF biggest fundraiser, will be held the second weekend of September. First meet up has happened and organisation is under way with London riders getting together to bring you another edition of our favourite courier weekend. 

 

And to conclude, i would like to mention and thank the Dunwich Dynamo for their generous donation again this year. Some of the proceeds from the last ride’s catering, organised by members of the LFGSS forum and Hackney LCC, were handed to the LCEF a few weeks ago. Any donation, big or small, is always greatly appreciated.

The LCEF has handled 6 injured courier claims so far this year and has been able to promptly help all the injured riders. 

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