By Angela Lovely
Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor recently added a third fixed-gear bike to his collection. The former Jedi Knight picked up a specially built bike with a Bob Jackson steel frame from Fitzrovia Bicycles in New Cavendish Street.
The actor was previously spotted in March by a Daily Mail photographer riding a single-speed bike around London, dressed in tweed and carrying a cute dog in the basket.
McGregor is no stranger to riding on two wheels. In 2004 he completed a 22,345 mile motorcycle trip from London to New York via Europe and Asia. The journey was the basis for the television series and best-selling book called Long Way Round.
The actor is currently working on the film Jack the Giant Killer.
Apparently Ewan McGregor is not the only celeb to take an interest in Fitzrovia Bicycles’ stock of two-wheeled porn. My source tells me that Olympic and world champion track cyclist Victoria Pendleton and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke have also been in for a gorp. Obviously they’d read about Fitzrovia Bicycles in Fitzrovia News.
Fitzrovia Bicycles was founded in the autumn last year after the three staff bought out the owner of the shop and took over the business to run it themselves. Since then Fitzrovia Bicycles has earned itself a reputation for having better stock, fast repairs and some very stylish, and a great variety of, cycles and kit. After a difficult winter for cycling the shop is now doing a brisk trade in sales and repairs.