Monday 30 June 2008

The Cyclechic shop: Kitsch Kitchen Cycle Bag Solo

Great on the bike...

Great on you...

Product information
Price: £34.99
Colours : See below
Dimensions: 35cm wide, 35cm long, 15cm deep
material: waterproof oilcloth
fixtures and fittings: 2 metal brackets that clip firmly over the bicycle back rack. When bag is not on the bike, the clips are covered by a zip-up flap. The bag has 2 pockets at the front and a zip-up inside pocket.

Click here to see this seasons range of colours and patterns

Cyclechic's Verdict:
These scrumptiously summery bags from Dutch company Kitsch Kitchen are the ultimate pannier/hand bag. From Floral to Fruity the patterns are divine and the material is fully waterproof and highly durable. They clip on and off your back rack as easy as pie and have plenty of space for all your bits and bobs from A4 folders to groceries.

Click here to see the full range at our new online shop

Tuesday 17 June 2008

Pretty dam cool

Following on from the Frog lights Knog have yet again come up with a cycling accessory that is somewhat 'ouside of the box'. Scare your friends (and keep your hands warm) with these hard as nails 'love/hate' gloves.

The Cyclechic shop will be stocking the very soon so do get in touch if you are interested in buying a pair

Thursday 12 June 2008

Man Bags

This is my first foray into Cycle Chic Chap territory, inspired by the many stylish young men I see cycling through town with leather bags casually slung over their shoulders. I have picked out some of my favourite cycle friendly man bags and would appreciate comments and suggestions from all you boys on bicycles out there.

The beautifully classic bag pictured above is Brooks Barbican bag. It's not cheap at £200 but it's the sort of bag that will last a lifetime.

Crumpler also do a nice line in Messenger bags... which apparently are the perfect size for carrying beer.

Aussie company Knog do some quite interesting bags that can transform from ruck sack to pannier to shoulder bag.

But if you want to go for a more casual bag with some retro style have a look at some of these beauties. All featured on fabulous site Retro to go

Wednesday 11 June 2008

Time Out crush on Cycle Chic's helmets

Time Out secretly love us! Cycle fashion is the Shopping section's 'Secret Crush' in the London listings weekly from June 12 - 18, 08:

Friday 6 June 2008

Bicycle Belles

There is something about a girl on a bicycle that makes for a good photo. New Yorker Jason Goodman proves this point with these two fabulous snaps. The first of singer/songwrter Scout captures the carefree feeling of gliding through the streets on a bicycle and the striking lady in the second photo looks like her and her bicycle could somehow conquer the world!

Jason became aware of the photogenic quality of ladies on bicycles when he took to 2 wheels in New York after an injury that meant could no longer skate. He has since built up quite a portfolio of photos that have been shown all over the world and he will soon be publishing a book.

If this has inspired you to get out there with your camera you could enter Lambeth council's Bicycle Belles photography competition. To promote cycling Lambeth council are asking people send in their photos of girls on bikes, the winner will be announced at an exhibition in September.