My excitement of finally being able to cycle to work again (back in my normal office after having to move out for a major refurb) is what probably caused me to neglect checking the weather report before leaving home this morning. This meant that I pulled the rookie-move of not being quite rain-proof on my Pashley! When I left it wasn’t raining – then the sky collapsed over East London at lunchtime, and I knew I was gonna be a bit screwed! Leaving the office there was not a drop of rain, so I gathered evidence in the Cycle-Shed of a dry, but unprepared Lady Vélo… Rookie-exhibit A: Lack of […]
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 […]
“Thank you!” Spring for finally showing your sunny face today… “Thank you!” Easter Holidays for giving me clear & quiet roads this morning… After not getting to ride over Easter, a cycle on Frankie was just what I needed to start up the (short) week. Left home at 08:00 in the sunshine & took a leisurely pace… clear roads meant that I wasn’t freaked by cars – I even managed not to get spooked by any Buses behind or in front of me. Cycling back at 18:00 was really lovely: sun was still out and everything looked rather nice in my corner of East London from the Vélo view… I’ve […]
Back on the Saddle after a slight absence – I’ve finally started cycling into work 🙂 Last Friday I received my set of keys to the secure Cycle Shed for staff on Campus, meaning that I have a safe location to lock Frankie in. Saturday was the day: I was going into the office and with there being no DLR running, riding in was the perfect answer. Although I’ve done a practice-ride to the office, this was a bit of a big deal for me, as I was doing it without the guidance of The Boy: cycling alone on the road = huge. Left home at a reasonably early hour, […]
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.