Wednesday 16 December 2009

Last minute stocking fillers under £10

If, like me, you have left your Christmas shopping to the last minute, don't panic... You still have 5 days to order with us and ensure delivery in time for Christmas, within the UK. (Orders can be taken until 2pm on Monday 21st Dec) Simply go to or phone us on 0207 613 7316. We will also be doing appointments on Mon 21st & Tues 22nd at our office in Old Street but please call us before hand to book a time! A few stocking filler ideas for under £10:

Reflective claqs £4 each

Frog Lights £8.50 each

Knog puncture repair kit £6.99

Bicycle clips £5 for a pair

Reflective safety wing £7

Top 10 products from 2009 No.1 Deluxe Shopper Pannier

This was our top seller this year! From Wimbledon to Wyoming you guys ordered the Deluxe shopper Panniers in abundance. These panniers look marvelously vintage, you can cram enough into them for a short break and they are easy peasy to clip on and off your bike... but most importantly they are excellent value for money at £40 a pop.

No.2 The YAKKAY helmet

The YAKKAY has caused quite a stir this year. A touch of the 'Marmite effect' about them (you either love them or you hate them) We love them so they have made it in at no.2 this year..

No. 3 Po Campo bags

The Po Campo bags wins our best newcomer award. These bags fresh, innovative and beautifully made. Our first customer to buy the rack bag liked it so much she bought the handlebar bag straight after and another rack bag for her sister! A true investment buy.

No.4 The Knog Beetle

Just as easy to attach as the frogs but with a larger/stronger bulb, the Beetles £13.99 are our favourite light this year!

No.5 Bern Muse

Revolutionising the cycling helmet, the Bern Muse £44.99, has been our top selling helmet this year. And its a sad far well to Gloss Cranberry as we have new colours coming in for next year. We still have a few Mediums left though so get in there quick...

Tuesday 15 December 2009

No. 6 Dashing Tweeds Flat Caps and Legwarmers

Classic style with a contemporary twist. Dashing Tweeds designs have a reflective weave sown in, that by daylight is hidden but by night dazzles and shines. I adore the legwarmers £40 and am giving the flat cap £55 to all the cycling men in my life this Christmas.

Monday 14 December 2009

No.7 The Fjallraven Kanken Classic

The Kanken classic was a new product this year and we love it's retro appeal. We selected a few of the colours we liked but would love your suggestions for colours to get in next year? Take a look at the extensive range on the fjallraven website and post comments with the colours you like?

No.8 The Rain Cape

The Rain Cape in red and navy, £35 has been a firm favourite with the all-weather cycling brigade.

Saturday 12 December 2009

No.9 'I love my bicycle bell'

We get them up in the morning to face the wind and the rain, we leave them on the street while we go to the pub for a drink... Isn't it about time you showed your bike some love!
The wonderfully Kitsch 'I love my bike' bell £5.99, as featured in the Metro gift guide, wins our best value for money award for 2009

Thursday 10 December 2009

Our top 10 products from 2009: No.10 The Dannebrog Bicycle

No. 10 The Velorbis Dannebrog £745. We have been testriding the beautiful Dannebrog and have been fighting off the admirers, now we know how Angelina feels, poor love. This bike truly has Film Star appeal. Its smooth as can be to ride, no clunky gear changes and the upright position is perfect for waving at your fans as you go by. It gets our vote as Bike of the year and gets extra brownie points for its festiveness!

the rest of the chart coming soon

Monday 7 December 2009

Beauty and the Bike - A short film

Why don't teenage girls cycle? This is a discussion I have had many times since I started the blog. Its seems to be combination of safety fears and most importantly it just not being 'cool'. Despite cycling becoming fairly mainstream now for women in their 20's/30's, it seems teenage girls are a harder nut to crack. This film is a short version of a documentary made by Darlington Media workshop looking at this issue with local young women. There is also a book coming out and an exhibition of images. Hopefully it will help cycling get its way into that exclusive club... the club of the 'teenage girl'.

Tuesday 1 December 2009

Our little Black Book: Cycledelik

I know a lot of ladies are entirely competent with their own bike maintenance and I have a huge amount of respect for spanner wielding women. Unfortunately I am not one of them. I have tried, but repairing a puncture is about my limit before I start stamping my feet an calling my bike names.
If like me you are not the best bike mechanic (we can't all be good at everything) Cycledelik could help you out in these winter months. The main USP of the company is that THEY COME TO YOU (any where in London). They can come early in the morning before you leave for work and will repair your bike right there on the spot. It's fantastic, your bike is fixed and ready to go, all you have to do is open the door.
We like the company so much we have got a fabulous winter deal for all our readers. For the whole of December 2009 any customer who quotes the word 'Cyclechic' will get 10% off Cycledelik's repairs and servicing.