April 10th, 2008 is the date of the Mosquito Open House which will run at Islington's Mosquito Bikes emporium from 3pm - 8.30pm.

The idea is to bring together in the shop as many suppliers as possible to give visitors the opportunity to meet the people behind some of the fine bicycles in the Mosquito range.

The inspiration was born one evening in Italy during a memorable evening with Dario Pegoretti. Dario has been keen to visit London for some time and the idea of combining the trip with a 'Mosquito party' (as he is hoping it will be!) greatly appealed to him.

Mosquito then thought it would be nice to get as many other suppliers along as possible, so here is the confirmed list:

  • Dario Pegoretti (with Pietro if he can be persuaded). Dario needs no introduction; he is unquestionably one of the worlds finest framebuilders and a true gentleman.

  • Joe Ingram from Independent Fabrication (Joe came over last summer and had a great evening with a group of customers in a local pub).

  • Recep from Fixie Inc - Recep is co-owner of Fixie Inc and has been keen to visit London where he knows the Fixie Inc range has had a great reception.

  • Chris Hewings from the American Bicycle Group - Chris looks after Litespeed and Merlin in the UK and knows everything there is to know about the range and the art of titanium framebuilding.

  • Caroline Goward from Scott - Caroline is responsible for Scott in the south of England and as a rider herself is a great person to speak to about the Scott road and mountian bike range.

    Mosquito have a few other people lined up but are keeping quiet until everything is confirmed.

    In addition to meeting supliers, visitors will have the chance to avail themselves of some Mosquito hospitality and peruse the full 2008 range including new additions Gunnar, Crumpton and Ibis and summer clothing from both Solo and Swrve.

    So that they can keep an eye on numbers could interested parties please register by emailing mail@mosquito-bikes.co.uk.

  • www.mosquito-bikes.co.uk