A bit later than expected – but this was how Berlin on a Bike went… Berlin itself is a wonderful city – but the one thing that really blew me away about the place was the cycle culture. In all honestly that was the 1st thing I noticed when we were heading to our hotel in the car. Bleary-eyed and tired (we’d been up since 3am that morning), I was staring out the passenger window and every other person I spotted was either on a Bike, or parking one up somewhere… already I was impressed. The initial plan was to rent Bikes from our hotel when we got there, but […]
Quick update – I’m off to Berlin tomorrow for a 5 day break… and some cycling should be involved along the way… The hotel that me and The Boy are staying in have a Cycle-Rental scheme, so we should be getting our bike-on in Berlin – this pleases me. Of course there will be photos & now that I finally have a decent mini-camera (well, Boy has loaned me his Ricoh) I can easily take pics while cycling – as lugging the D80 wasn’t an option. Hopefully see you soon with some European Cycling Adventures 🙂
The Raleigh Twenty was delivered this evening – and the cheesy smile on my face tells you that I’m happy with it ! Electric Red, with a Chrome finish, Pannier, Ding-Dong Bell & a Brooks Saddle… nice. Took it for a spin around the block to see how it rides & I’m pleased, but I’m gonna get it serviced properly to make sure it’s alright. Probably bad that I’m already thinking of little ways to possibly ‘Pimp my Ride”… ooops. I’ll be taking it to Portsmouth in the next few weeks, so expect tales of cycling by the Seaside (at last). I feel a lot less ‘precious’ about the Raleigh… […]
The search for a 2nd set of Wheels has resulted in success… come next Tuesday, this Red Retro baby should be with me! It’s a vintage Raleigh Twenty & is exactly what I was hoping to find. It appears to be in fantastic condition from the further pictures on the listing for it, and has been well loved by the previous owner… Loving the colour scheme & the totally Retro vibes to it 🙂 I guess that I must have the ‘Cycling Bug’ bad, as I’ve not even had my Pashley for 6 months and already I’ve bought another set of wheels… Its permanent base will be in Portsmouth, so […]
The withdrawal symptoms I was suffering last weekend have gone: I’ve been cycling into work all week & loving it! It’s funny how much I missed it – especially when I was in Portsmouth last weekend where it felt like every chic being was on a bike… Anyway – back to this week: Weather has been fabulous for cycling in London (not too hot and not too cold), so it’s been early morning starts for a leisurely ride to the office. The boots have been replaced with Ballet Pumps… the stuffy & sweaty carraiges of the DLR in the evenings after work have been replaced with fresh air and views […]
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.