Another music video that includes the essential combination: Girl on bike Chic-clothing Pretty bike It’s a few years old, but this never fails to raise a smile from me – It’s the carefree riding in that outfit that gets me everytime!
My excitement of finally being able to cycle to work again (back in my normal office after having to move out for a major refurb) is what probably caused me to neglect checking the weather report before leaving home this morning. This meant that I pulled the rookie-move of not being quite rain-proof on my Pashley! When I left it wasn’t raining – then the sky collapsed over East London at lunchtime, and I knew I was gonna be a bit screwed! Leaving the office there was not a drop of rain, so I gathered evidence in the Cycle-Shed of a dry, but unprepared Lady Vélo… Rookie-exhibit A: Lack of […]
This morning I cycled to Columbia Road Flower Market, to meet up with my good friend Tyla for a Photography shoot of the Market being set up. Nothing too unusual sounding about this – other than I left my house at 04:10a.m and completed my 1st cycle from Canning Town to another part of London and back… alone! Although I’ve cycled part of that route before, I’ve never done it solo – nor done anything like that on my Pashley before sunrise! It was fantastic & so peaceful. Seeing East London before it was “awake” from the Vélo-view was also an eye opener… from the odd Fox scuttling back home, […]
It’s Day 2 of the Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme, and I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the newly registered members of it! Meet Tyla: she lives & works in London and is an enthusiastic and rather chic cyclist, which is exactly what we like to see 🙂 Today was Tyla’s first time using the Scheme. She tells Vélo-City about her initial experience using the Cycle Hire Scheme in London… *What was the nature of your journey today? The nature of my journey was leisure & to commute back home. I hate changing at Green Park as it’s very crowded and stuffy and I nearly passed out the night […]
Today sees the official launch of the Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme in London. I’m not one of the people who registered for it, but I’m very keen to have a go when the casual scheme launches! Be great to see these bikes in action in London: it’s always fabulous to see more people cycling around the city. There has been talk of perhaps extending the scheme to allow Oyster PAYG customers to use their cards to pay for the hire – be interesting if that were an option, as I would certainly use it. As highlighted by Mark over on his wonderful i b i k e l o n […]
I love finding new things to wear to add to my Cycle-Chic wardrobe – and this T-shirt will be mine when it comes back into stock: This “Cycle-Cheek” comes from the very style focused Copenhagen Cycle Chic online shop. More designs can be found here and are certainly worth checking out. I’m sure this tee and the rest like it will turn some heads on the roads! 🙂
If you didn’t already know, the Barclays Cycle Superhighways are currently being rolled-out across London. I’ve had a ride along (bits of) the Highway from Cable Street onwards – and now its arrived in my part of East London: Work started on repainting the old Green Cycle Lane along this stretch of the A13 yesterday morning… …and by the afternoon, they’d moved along quite a bit. Slight battle between Cyclists and Pedestrians yesterday, as the only lane available was the walking path. Really, the fella on his bike should have dismounted as the sign asked – naughty! The original cycle-lane wasn’t in too poor a condition, but I don’t think […]
I adore this version of the song, and have done for some time. It takes on a whole new meaning when she sings it, which gets me. It’s also fantastic that the video is of Meghan looking beautiful while riding that wonderful red bike. Her style in this is simple elegance and it’s amazing. This always makes me want to throw on one of my Polkadot dresses, jump on Frankie just ride around, without a care in the world. Escapism on 2 wheels is a wonderful thing – something that I need to do a lot more of… if I can look this chic while doing it, that would be […]
I went on a “Cycle-Date” from East London to Richmond with the Boy and our friend Tyla on Saturday. I was pretty excited about this, as it would be my 1st ‘real’ riding experience in London (and beyond) on Frankie – something that was long overdue! The date-plan: meet Tyla at Richmond Station & then cycle along the River to Hampton Court Palace. The weather was kind enough to hold back on the rain that we’ve been having in London this week (huzzah!) – allowing me to wear my planned cycle-chic for the day 🙂 I raided my wardrobe and put this together: This was my 1st time cycling in […]
A few months ago, I did a cycle-interview with the rather cool Bianca for a project that she was working on… this project has now come to fruition in the form of the excellent Inside My Locker – a blogazine for women who like to mix style with sport. It’s always fabulous to see fashion & cycling together – especially when the message is being promoted to a wider audience & reminding girls that you can look good while on two wheels! It was lovey to be featured on their Bicyclette Edition in this interview. I totally recommend checking the site out – I know I’ll certainly be keeping my […]
About Lady Vélo
I started Vélo-City-Girl when I got my Pashley Princess in March 2010, after a ten year absence from the saddle. VCG is all about cycling and the many different forms it comes in, there is something for everyone.