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 […]
I’d been in a bit of a quandary recently, hunting out new boots for the Winter. The requirements were simple enough: nothing tacky looking (not wanting to end-up looking like a bad impression of those “Pretty Woman” boots), a nice style that could be matched with almost everything in my wardrobe and of course not too much heel to walk or cycle in. My search finally came to an end when I spotted these on ASOS… ALFIE Chelsea Boots, £50 With their trademark elasticated sides, the Chelsea Boot is a practical piece of footwear, being easy to slip on and off and also stands the test of time as a stylish wardrobe staple. Now, […]
It’s less than 24 hours to go until the Tweed Run & unlike my usual organised self, I found myself doing a last minute dash to get the final pieces for the day together! With a busy week off work, today was the only one I had to sort out some rather important elements of the Tweed Run – including picking up our Registration Packs from Rugby Ralph Lauren! I had a few pleasant surprises when I got there: the 1st was bumping into the lovely Loughton brothers John & Jim, who had just collected their packs from the store! I met them at the April Tweed Run, so it was lovely […]
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 […]
Ok – so it’s not that cold just yet but October is actually remembering it’s October, and after that random heatwave (which took my wardrobe by surprise) it’s finally showing signs of the change of season. I love wrapping up warm when it gets cold in London, and the time is fast approaching to get a Winter Cycling Wardrobe in order. Having yesterday off work, I took the opportunity to have a look around Westfield Stratford City and discovered two things about it – 1) it’s much nicer to go in there on a weekday instead of a Saturday (nightmarish busy madness) & 2) there are some decent shops in there to pick up […]
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.