World Bike Polo Championships
This common-man's version of the Sport of Kings allegedly originated in Ireland as the brain-child of one Richard Mecredi in 1891, where it was played on The Scalp, outside Dublin. Bicycle Polo quickly spread to England, and the continent, and in 1897, the first club was started in the United States. In 1908 it was included in the Olympic games held in Shepherds Bush, London. The sport all but died out during the First World War, but enjoyed a rebirth during the 30s. It remains a popular sport in some areas.
The game of Bike Polo is a variation of the equestrian game with a bicycle being substituted for the polo pony.
Although not as glamorous as the equine variety, Bike Polo offers as much challenge and fun without the prohibitive price tag. Like horse polo, two teams contest the bicycle version. The simple objective for each team is to score a greater number of goals than its opponent within a specified amount of time. A game or match is made up of four ten-minute chukkars (a holdover from the equestrian game, it is the same as a quarter). There is a two-minute break between the first and second chukkar, and third and fourth chukkar and a ten-minute half time.
In this World Championships India beat Canada in the final with a score 8 to 7.
World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships 2010 // BROOKS ENGLAND
The Beaver Boys from Milwaukee won the second World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships (WHBPC) on August 15th in Berlin. Here are the highlights from three days of Bike Polo, Berlin and Beer.
WHBPC 2017 - Call Me Daddy vs. Judgement (Friday)
World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship 2017
October 3rd - 7th, 2016
2015 Melbourne Spring Bike Polo Tournament ~ Final Game.
2015 Spring Bike Polo Tournament ~ Final Game
Big Thanks to all the Polo Players.
Great End to a Great Day.
Hardcourt Bike Polo | Trans World Sport
Trans World Sport feature on Hardcourt Bike Polo with the New York City Bike Polo Club.
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Urban Bicycle Polo | The New York Times
NYTimes.com On asphalt courts and in empty parking lots, bicyclists are gathering to play bicycle polo.
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Velove Bike Polo / Winter riding bike frame Preview
our new frame for bike polo and winter riding, 45mm tire on a track bike!@!!
First Person: Playing Bike Polo
Bike polo players don't only like it for the sport, but also for the sense of community. Over the past few years bike polo has grown, with more than 280 cities worldwide offering some sort of organized games. (July 7)
Bike Polo 180 Front Wheel Scoop Turn Attempts
Solo polo can be frustrating at times, but you just gotta jump back on the bike and keep trying.
Here I'm attempting a 180 scoop turn bringing the ball around my front wheel as well as turning on my non-chocolate side. Not much luck so far, but I'll nail it soon!
PERPIGNON BIKE POLO
Documentaire sur l'asso perpignanaise de bike polo, PERPIGNON FIXE.
Réalisation : Lucille Descazaux.
Minneapolis Bike Polo
An exciting scrimmage among the members of Minneapolis Bike Polo.
Produced by Thomas Johnson.
Jaipur Bike Polo-Practice Session 1
Bike Polo Rules by Aaron Rockett
Bicycle Polo on the Lower East Side
Davis Bike Polo Skills Clinic
Polo players developing their different skills
bicycle polo ireland
Bicycle polo tournament held in the phoenix park in april 2006
2017 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship PROMO (WHBPC)
Lexington, Kentucky — known as the “Horse Capital of the World” — will host the 8th World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship, the biggest and most competitive bike polo tournament in the world.
Bike Polo 50/50 Pivot-Turn Practice
Not sure what the name of this pivot turn is, but it's a half-frontwheel, half-backwheel turn. This move is great for sudden directional turns when playing defensively behind goals or even when playing offensively. I feel it has some distinct advantages over a full 180 pivot turn, namely in that it feels faster, and you require less space to perform the move, also easier to do so less chance of dabbing whilst doing the move.
In this video you can see me practicing the turn without a ball quite comfortably. Following that I have started practicing the turn with a ball, it is a little bit harder as you have to juggle both bike and ball handling at the same time. So a bit of restricted practice on these turns has helped but I have a long way to go.
Things I can work on: I feel this turn can be done without using my mallet to tap the ball mid turn, it requires turning the front wheel in front of the ball, bringing the rear wheel around then pulling the front wheel low enough to push the ball back in front of me using my wheel. Hopefully I can show this in my next video. Thanks for watching :)
Miami Bike Polo
Video produced for senior multimedia project class, FIU, Spring 2013 •
Miami Bike Polo is a community-based event in Miami to promote bicycle safety and mobility
Freak Scene Bike Polo Part 1: The Gear
Get Off Your High Horse. Bike Polo is Here.
Deep in the trenches of Austin, TX, there's a mob of bike fanatics turning the classic bourgeoisie sport of polo into a fresh new urban sport. The big difference is that you don't need a steed and saddle to participate -- you just need a bike.