Thursday, 25 February 2010

Cycle friendly Fashion from London Fashion Week AW10

From Vivienne Westwoods tartan mini skirt suit with pink tights, to Aquascutums's paper bag waist trench, here are some of our favourie Autumn/Winter styles from London Fashion Week that we think would work fabulously for cycling.

Designers; Modern Classics, Jaeger, Mulberry, Vivienne Westwood, Aquascutum, Betty Jackson. See LFW website for full collections.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Cyclechic's little black book: Bells Bicycles, Hastings

We are always interested in new bike shops that have charm and originality so Bells Bicycles in Hastings is certainly ringing our bell. I visited Hastings a couple of years ago and although I was not particularly taken with the main town the Old town is fabulous. Lots of wonderful vintage and brick-a-brac shops and some really great old pubs and cosy chippys. I was therefore very excited to here about Bells bicycles launching in the vicinity.

"Founded and run by Meg Williams-O’Mara, a twenty four year old vintage bike enthusiast, the shop contains an ever-changing selection of bicycles. From the super fast fixed wheel track bikes of the 40’s, the ultra elegant Dutch loop frame of the 20’s to the very simple town bikes made in the 70’s/80’s.
Bell’s is a cornucopia of elegance and engineering. Even the names of these bicycles conjure up another world- the Hero Royale, the Raleigh Caprice, Cameo Classic, Carlton Reynolds, the Auto-Mini."

So if your in the area, pop in between pubs and brick-a -brac shops and check some of these beauties out, I am particularly keen on the pink shopper..

You can visit Bell’s from Wednesday to Sunday, 11am – 5pm at 49 High St, Hastings. TN34 3EN.
For more info email Meg at or call 01424 443033.

Know any other up and coming bike shops, let me know?

Monday, 15 February 2010

Don't try this at home kids...

Loving this image from Diesel new campaign. Perhaps not the safest way to take your sweetheart down he pub but for those lovers who can't bear to be apart, it could be an option...

Monday, 8 February 2010

The Multi-tasking helmet for ladies who ski and cycle...

For all you active gals who both cycle and ski the Bern multi-tasking helmet, will be right up your street (or slope). The Muse, Baker and Watt all come with snuggly knits that attach for cold weather keeping your ears and neck warm and then unclips when the sun comes out.
It strikes me that skiing and cycling have a few similarities. Both give you a tremendous sense of freedom, both make you feel like you've done a huge amount of exercise without having to do that much work and both have a glamorous history generating some beautiful vintage posters.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Bicycle Brides.. part II

Now this is taking Bicycle Brides to a whole new level!!! These fanatical filly's have been so in love with their bikes they've declared it to the world by marrying their trusted steeds. Thank you to Kirsty and handlebarsandhandbags for alerting me to the happy couples, full wedding albums for Elicia and Steph at BikePortland's flikr page.