What better way to mark Bike Week in the UK by being out on the saddle? It was a tale of two bicycles for me: a day on a Boris Bike rather far away from home, and another going for a spin around Shoreditch on my Pashley resulting in a street-fashion shoot… It was an early start on Tuesday morning, catching the train up to Berkshire to film with The Cycle Show. I spent the day with the crew at the Transport Research Laboratory in Wokingham. We filmed a bicycle safety feature at TRL. It was fantastic and an education to be there, and check out the safer cycling innovations […]
Transport For London & The Bicycle Film Festival held their special conference on cycling in London at the Barbican Centre last Friday… and I was honoured to be one of the speakers invited to take part in the event. The entire panel for the day was made-up of a variety of cyclists, which made for an interesting session. Those taking part were; Ben Plowden (Director of Planning, Surface Transport for TFL), David Dansky (Cycle Training UK), David Kitchen (Founder of LFGSS), Bill Chidley (Editor of Moving Target), German Dector Vega (Director of Sustrains), Jill Putman (National Operations Manager for recreational cycling – British Cycling) and Jacqui Shannon (Tweed Run). A mixture of lively debate […]
What do you get when you cross the opportunity to ride around one of the nicest boroughs in London with the chance to eat some rather lovely cakes? A lot of keen cyclists attending the first public BikemindedRBKC Cake & Coffee Cruise! After the success of the inaugural ride for invited Bloggers, me and The Boy* attended the public ride last Saturday. Tickets sold out for the event which was brilliant news! It was fantastic to see such a huge turn out for the ride (and Super-Kathryn above, checking them all in) especially knowing what an absolute treat everyone was going to get for their £5… The meeting-point for the day was of course Pedlars for […]
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 […]
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.