Original comment: In 2014, Ares Bikes is celebrating its 15th anniversary. To commemorate the past 15 years, York Uno redesigned the Ashura model, updating the frame to modern standards while paying attention to the unique details that made the original Ashura frame so popular. We sat down with York at Ares Headquarters in Osaka, Japan to get a few details about the original and updated Ashura frame.
Original comment: The Portsmouth Guildhall Square and surrounding area was opened as an outdoor festival venue with its first showcase being the Portsmouth Street Games that happened on 31st May and 1st June, organised by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust and Big Adventures.
The event featured a range of local acts of national and international repute such as one of the UK’s leading Mountain Bike display riders, Chris Doney with Zero Gravity, and Effraim Catlow, BMX flatlander king from Southsea Skatepark. There was also a programme of street dance (with Most Wanted crews & Streetforce) and live music as well as a street style arts & crafts market with a variety of food offers and family activities.
A life size New York subway train replica acted as a graffiti canvas for the street art element of the Games, curated by local and internationally known artists My Dog Sighs and Lex Luther.