Friday, 31 July 2009

A basket fit for a Poppy....


Since we blogged about the gorgeous Pashley Poppy we've been inundated with feedback about how stunning the bike is. All of you Poppy-lovers out there are very satisfied customers.
But there's a pertinent question that needs answering - is there a basket available that will fit the Poppy, with its distinctive handlebars?
A product is literally being developed as we write, and more information will be available soon on price. Keep checking cyclechic.co.uk for some more basket news very soon.
Meanwhile proving that cycling can be stylish at the very top level, here's Olympic gold medallist and top cyclist Victoria Pendleton posing with a home-grown Poppy in grass green.
The photoshoot, with the Daily Mirror, was to promote Green Britain Day and there's no disputing that Victoria looks utterly stunning in her green Union Jack dress, made using recycled materials by British designer Wayne Hemingway.
But we can't get over the new shade - what do you think of the green Poppy? It looks like the bike is a one-off, but do you think Pashley should expand the colour palette? What colour Poppy would you like to see?

13 comments:

Sigrid said...

The Poppy is lovely! A few of us have been discussing Princess Sovereign baskets, so I found this post particularly interesting. Love the green! Happy riding.

Miss Click Clack said...

Kingfisher blue.

And scarlet.

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Sian said...

We have been searching all summer to find the perfect wicker basket to fit our Poppies and we've finally cracked it! £35 at Bobbin Bicycles, 19 Arlington Way, London EC1R 1UY Tel: 020 7837 3370.

Re: Poppy colours. The green Poppy doesn't exist, sadly its a photoshopped blue one!

Cathy said...

Oh no - really? Photoshopped! That's ruined my fun, I thought it was a great colour.

Victoria said...

I have a basket for my poppy, unfortunately it is pretty ugly... it is wicker but pokes a few inches above the handlebars. I had to get one that mounted in the middle of them because I couldn't find another to fit. I wish I hadn't rushed to buy one now!

rattlingon said...

http://www.hembrow.eu/bicycle.html

If you want a really lovely basket check out this site- make sure you look at the photo links.

Britblah said...

Hurrah for Sian!

I have my Poppy on order from Bobbin and thank the lord there is now a wicker to fit it... I've been trawling the internet for weeks!

This is the cherry on my blu bicycle-shaped cake.

Tory

olivia said...

Hi Can someone please tell me where this basket is from i have a pink poppy and have been craving a basket for ages. Thaks guys xx

Jojolepetit said...

I can't afford a Pashley and although they are beautiful I don't like those prices! The whole thing about cycling is that it is good for the environment and free. With those crazy prices I don't know how anyone can afford them.

Todd770 said...

Can't find the basket on the Bobbin website that was mentioned. Does anyone know where I can get a basket for my Poppy? x

Leigh said...

I just ordered the basket for my Poppy that I got today. Thanks :) I was having a hard time until I found this thread. In case Todd770 ever comes looking again, it's in the accessories section of the Bobbins Bicycles web site: http://www.bobbinbicycles.co.uk/

Leigh said...

I just ordered the basket for my Poppy that I got today. Thanks :) I was having a hard time until I found this thread. In case Todd770 ever comes looking again, it's in the accessories section of the Bobbins Bicycles web site: http://www.bobbinbicycles.co.uk/