Culture

‘Bikestormz’ by Roberto Piqueras

Culture

‘Bikestormz’ by Roberto Piqueras

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Photography: Roberto Piqueras

I’ve never experienced anything like #Bikestormz before, so I didn’t really know what to expect; maybe it’d be just a bunch of kids doing stunts and smoking weed, but my experience went much further. On August 22nd, We all went cycling around London from west to southeast, stopping the traffic along the way.

I had the opportunity to meet the main organizer Mac Ferrari, responsible for Write Off World, and he explained to me the discourse about the disconnection between the local kids and government. Through Bikestormz, he wanted to give them the opportunity to speak in front of every tourist, wayfarer or driver, and make them feel like they belong to this society, too. They understand that tourism a large part of the cake here, but most of them don’t even have the right to vote. Their voices should be heard by the government because they are the future of street culture.