Friday, 14 March 2014

Book sneaky peak...

Here's a sneaky peak from my forthcoming book, The Girls' Bicycle Handbook. It's from the Style chapter and is about the link between vintage fashion and cycling and why certain styles work well on the bike; from pedal pushers to 1920's tea dresses. As a big fan of vintage fashion I loved researching and writing this section and found it fascinating to find out what women have been cycling in over the past 100 years (before Lycra ever entered this world!).
Cycling has a very glamorous past and was also instrumental in liberating women from their restricted housebound Victorian roles (as well as their restrictive Victorian corsets). I hope you like it. Click here to see a larger version. You might be inspired to add a few vintage numbers to your spring cycling wardrobe.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Book Launch Invite

If you didn't know already, my book, The Girls' Bicycle Handbook, comes out this spring, (3rd April) and as we tend to grab any opportunity for a party, here at Cyclechic, we will be having a book launch-drinks-do, at the New Look Mum no Hands, Mare street, Hackney.

As valued blog readers, I would love you to come along, please see full details on the Facebook Event and join the event to get on the guest list or if you are not in Facebook, email me.

It should be a fun affair with the the most glamorous movers and shaker from the cycling scene in attendance (and some free booze) and the brand new range of Bern helmets and  chance to purchase my book at a discount and hot off the press!

Over the moon to have the book mentioned in Dawn O'Porter column in Glamour Magazine. Dawn is an old friend from uni and I am continually amazed as her endless talents and new ventures. A very funny and intelligent lady, check out her website.

I also wrote a piece for this months Company Magazine  about cycle style in East London. A subject close to my heart, if its close to yours to , you should like this issue as its all about East London.

Monday, 3 March 2014

What to cycle in this spring

Spring is in the air... my favourite season and the very best time of year to be out and about on your bike. Spring is also the ideal time to pin down the trends that will work for you and get yourself a new wardrobe. So what are the key things to be wearing on your bike this spring.

Midi-length skirts and trainers (Pic above from Let it be.) - I love this look, its stylish yet practical and will work a treat on the bike. Skirts looks and feel great to cycle in and the midi length it ideal for protecting your modesty but still showing a bit of leg. I like this skirt  from American apparel and these kicks coming soon (20th April) from New Balance.

Pastel coats - I find it hard to put together my spring wardrobe without involving plenty of pastels so will be jumping right on the pastel coat trend. Pic from Pin Interest 

 I am eyeing up this pastel check number from Asos, £80. And will be teaming my springy outerwear with the beautiful new Eleanor pannier bag form from Linus, £104.99.

Eleanor pannier bag from Linus

Orange -Another colour that's hot hot hot for spring is orange. I'm not sure how I am going to play this with my pastel coat but orange is great colour for cycling as it make you nice and visible on your bike. I love this girls look, cute orange smock dress with Peter Pan collar. Pic from Pin Interest.

The perfect orange bike accessory has to be the Sawako Furuno coral eye candy helmet £68. See more spring inspiration on our cycling in this spring board on Pin Interest. 
Sawako Furuno eye candy bike helmet