Happy New Year everyone! 2011 was a brilliant year for Vélo-City-Girl. A lot of great stuff that I never expected happened and I met some fabulous people along the way. Thank you all for being such a major part of it and coming along for the ride… and I hope you’ll join me this year too! Suitably holidayed out, I’m getting ready for new adventures on Frankie in 2012. I’m rather pleased that some of the festive treats I got at Christmas will be powering me and the Pashley (and the blogging) along… ‘Britain by Bike’ accompanies the BBC Four series of the same name, and includes cycle routes around Britain […]
Got back home today from a lovely long weekend in Brighton. The trip wasn’t cycling based, but that didn’t stop me from noticing Bikes around town. I spotted another example of Bikes & Advertising together in the shop window of Hunted. With it being Menswear there wasn’t much shopping I could do, but their display made me smile all the same. I’d like to go back to Brighton and see some of it by bike. There were plenty of people on two wheels and taking advantage of the cycle route along the seafront… I imagine that must be lovely in the sunshine (the weather was not kind over the weekend), so […]
Saint-Michel (Paris Métro) – 2004. If I remember the outfit correctly… Top: Urban Outfitters Skirt: Once a pair of Levi’s 501 made into a skirt! Sandals: Birkenstock I found this picture during the massive clear-out of my bedroom. It was taken in August 2004… Memories that come back: I’d just finished Uni & was out in Paris with 2 of my best friends for a short break / friends birthday celebration. This was long before the days of Lady Vélo happening, but take a look… even back then I sure had an eye for a pretty bike. Next time I’m there, I have to see Paris on two wheels […]
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 🙂
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.