VCG’s ‘Summer of Cycling’ is now in gear, and was kicked off in style when I attended the Pashley Picnic Ride! After 5 years of owning Frankie, it has certainly been a long time coming, and thanks to the amazing people at Pashley Cycles, me and The Boy went to the birthplace of my bike for a splendid stay and cycling adventure in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Pashley started the Picnic Rides back in 2012, as a way to celebrate the heritage of the company and thank customers of the brand for their loyal support. Held in association with the Traditional Cycle Shop, the annual ride draws a large crowd, with over 100 […]
Coffee and bikes – a well known combination loved by many cyclists, including myself… but what if I said the same could apply to tea? Always partial to a good Rosie Lee (well, I am from East London!), I’ve been enjoying some quality blends recently – so I was thrilled and intrigued when Tokyobike invited me round for a cuppa or two at the Good & Proper Tea Brew Bar which was in residence at their shop for four weeks… They say that tea in hot weather cools you down, so the surprise spring heat a few weekends ago was the perfect chance to hop on my Pashley, head to Shoreditch and put the theory into action surrounded […]
It’s not often that I let the Pashley out of my sight, but a couple of weeks ago I was happy to make an exception to the rule. My beloved Frankie went off on a photo-shoot for a few days with Brooks England! Knowing that she was going to be in safe hands, I didn’t mind having a bit of time off the saddle and let them take her away. Like a concerned mother, I was wondering what was going on with Frankie while she was away from me. Realising what I’m like and being a thoughtful Gent, Ted Young-Ing (who is also the Art Director for Brooks) sent me a photo […]
At the recent Tweed Run, The Boy and I were having a light-hearted lament about the Princess Classic (my model of Pashley) not coming with a Propstand as standard. This came about as we were trying to prop-up Frankie with an impromptu stand (a heavy twig!) before heading off for the group photo – but with little success. Overhearing our discussion & watching us battle with the bike, a very kind Gentleman came over and offered to park my Pashley alongside his against a tree. “We really must sort out a Kickstand for you”, he said looking at Frankie… I didn’t think anything of this at 1st… and then after a little chat about […]
A couple of weeks ago, me and The Boy had the pleasure of visiting the Brooks Saddle Factory! Thanks to the brilliant organisation by twitter friends @CraftieDutchie & @_Blixa_, the plan was to get together with some fellow twitter-cycling friends and have a tour around the plant, along with a cycle-stop or two for lunch and drinks. It was a big day out for sure: a 06:30am meet with the lovely @thefixedfactor was arranged outside of the RFH, to load up our bikes into the van we’d hired with him. Although it was an insanely early start (setting off from East London at 05:20am), it was so worth it… just to see […]
With just over a month to go, the excitement for the release of Cycle Style is building up… and the promo video for the book is now online! Meeting with Filip Milovac in December to do my bit for the shoot was an absolute blast, so seeing the finished product earlier this week was fantastic. Filip & Horst have done an amazing job with this, incorporating some of the portraits that will be included in Cycle Style. Enjoy the video – and see if you can spot some familiar faces in there too… Cycle Style from Filip Milovac on Vimeo.
Do you remember that Photo-Shoot that me and my Pashley took part in last Summer? Well, it was for Horst A. Friedrichs third book, ‘Cycle Style’, which celebrates the brilliant and varied fashion in London’s cycling scene. I’m very pleased to finally be able to tell you that I’m going to be in the book, along with featuring on the back cover too! Horst and his assistant Filip Milovac contacted to let me know the news, and to ask me to be in the promo-video for the book launch. I was over the moon to know I’d made it into ‘Cycle Style’, and was bouncing off the walls about the cover… that’s something I […]
Even though we’re well prepared for this Christmas, there are always some bits that need to be picked up closer to the day. For us it’s some of the West-Indian elements of Christmas dinner by Mamma Vélo, and this year I was able to hop-out on the Pashley to pick them up for her. A ride to the Market to pick up the extra fruit and veg was planned, and this was a great opportunity to put the Handbag Hugger sent* to me by CycleChic to the test… Although the Handbag Hugger is designed to be attached to the front of your bike without the Basket, I needed all the storage space I […]
What-ho Dames & Chaps! The Boy and I attended the Rugby London Tweed Run last Saturday – all of my last minute dashing around on Friday fell into place, so we were both more than ready for the day… phew! I’ll give a quick run-down of my attire for the day – elements of which you’ll see in more pictures: Dress: Runaround Sue by Vivien of Holloway Red Elastic Belt: Vivien of Holloway Tweed Jacket: H&M Pheasant Feather Brooch: Katherine Butler Red-Seamed Stockings: Jonathan Astor Heels: Aldo Necklace: Dorothy Perkins Hair Corsage: Made by me! Rose Ring: H&M Brown Leather Kelly Bag – Vintage Pearl Earrings: TopShop Nails: Thanks to O.P.I at Selfridges(You may […]
I’ve fallen in love with cycling early on crisp winter mornings… they are the perfect weather setting for the darker months: cool & fresh air in your lungs, bright skies and a sense of peace and quiet all around you. You get to take in a bit more of this crazy-busy city when it’s quiet – like being able to stop and take shots like this of the ever changing London Skyline & not be disturbed! The slight chill in the air is also a great opportunity to layer-up… and who says you have to wear drab colours in the winter? Me and my chosen Cycle Wardrobe for the day certainly didn’t agree […]
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.