Showing posts with label london cycle chic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label london cycle chic. Show all posts

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Catching Up With Londoners - Bethany

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As I was coming out of London Bridge Rail Station it took me two minutes to spot a glimpse of Cycle Chic in the corner of my eye. Yes London! You have NOT disappointed me! So I rushed over to say hi to our first London Cycle Chic profile of 2013.

Working the chilled summer look, Bethany opted for a long yet light floral skirt with a strapless top. Finishing the look with rounded oversized sunglasses. Bethany is the epitome of a cycle chick as not only does she commute daily by bike but she also enjoys cycling challenges like her recent bike trip from Rome to London. Although she may have left the skirt at home for that... DSC_0003
Bethany loves to cycle in London. It's one of the largest cities in the world but as soon as she hops on her bike "everything suddenly seems like round the corner."

She has high hopes that London will become more cycle-friendly and wishes to see more women cycling!

Thanks Beth for showing us how it's done!

Over and Out!

K.E.G. x

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

See Your City. Feel Your City. Love Your City.

Well hellooooooooo Londoners!

If you haven't heard of us until now I bid you a warm welcome to London Cycle Chic. It's one of the many branches stemming from the world-renowned fashion blog Copenhagen Cycle Chic - where it's all about commuters dressing for their destination and NOT their journey.

Whilst I ramble on, take a look at some of my best Copenhagen moments from this summer...

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London is one of the greatest fashion capitals. No doubt about that. So surely it should be a rich pool of Cycle Chicness. We need contributors - and we know you're out there! So take a few snaps of yourself showing us how you like to look on your London ventures and we'll frame it here. Send them in to our Facebook Page by messaging us.

Who's running the show? LCC was started up by urban mobility rockstar, Mikael Colville-Andersen, the guy whose photos "launched a million bicycles" and essentially kick-started the whole global bicycle movement. Yep, the power of the blog. Make no mistake, Cycle Chic simply celebrates the freedom of cycling and wearing whatever you like. So we invite you to join the Cycle Chic movement.

I didn't really answer the question above. I'm Kristina (aka K.E.G.) and interned with Copenhagenize Design Co. this summer'13. I started blogging for their company blog, CCC, and loved it! I believe that any city in cycling transition needs a bit of Cycle Chic to keep it fun and light.


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Some of my favourite characters from the summer.

I'm studying at the University of Manchester but am originally from West London (big it up Ealing!). I'm half-English and half-Danish and grew up seeing the best of these two worlds. Now I'm bringing what I deem to be the best of Copenhagen living to Manchester and hopefully the rest of the UK. I've just launched Unicycle (Manchester), which aims to be all about student cycling promotion. If you're a student in Manchester, check out our Unicycle Facebook Page. We want to think BIG and we want to think BIKE. So "Get On It!"

Right. Long introduction Over. Let's get this show on the road (wording intended)...!

Over and Out!

K.E.G. x

Sunday, 20 May 2012

London Cycle Chic Extreme

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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Just another ride to work along the Bethnal Green Road...

How's this for riding to work in style?

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Snapped on the Bethnal Green Road just the other week.  Copenhagen Cycle Chic had better watch out, good old London is catching up in the style on two wheels stakes...  The bike, incidentally, is a Pashley which are made in England, so this is 100% home-grown cycle chic.

Monday, 14 February 2011

London winter cycle chic

For just a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon the sun came out in London and for a few brief fleeting moments it almost felt as though spring was in the air.  The grey, dull clouds parted and the sun shone through, and it seemed that everyone was taking the opportunity to get out on their bikes.  Of course, we all know that winter isn't really over and that it will probably come back to bite us on the bum, but after the days of hideous head winds we've been having it was just good to get out there and get the wheels turning again...

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Friends were out together, chewing the fat and catching up...

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...and it was even warm enough to grab a bite to eat outdoors (trees make great bike rests, you know)

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Someone asked me recently what the point of 'cycle chic' photos are.  "Are they chosen selectively?" they asked, "Why do you only show attractive people on bikes in their normal clothes?", "Where are the people in lycra, and helmets, and cycling gear?"  My answer was simple.. firstly, have you seen a car advert recently?  Do you think that it shows the reality of the situation on our streets?  And secondly, if we want to make cycling appealing to the masses the last thing we need is to show cycling as something which needs special clothes, or special kit, just in order to get from A to B.  As the aim of this blog has always been to rehabilitate the bicycle and show everyday and ordinary cycling, cycle chic is right up our street.

This is a duplicate post from London Cycle Chic's sister blog, i b i k e l o n d o n, where you'll find plenty more about getting about on two wheels. 

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Fold up, easy, and ear-muff cycle chic!

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Fold up cycle-chic, claiming the lane for style in Spitalfields

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Some girls just make it look easy!



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Have basket... ..will bike (with what are quite possible the biggest ear-muffs in the whole entire world. Cool!)

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Btwin babe on Broadway

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This stylish lady's bike is a brand I hadn't heard of before, but I like it a lot.  Emminently sensible, and of course the fully enclosed chain and gears allows her to ride in whatever she likes.  As they say over at Copenhagen Cycle Chic one dresses for the destination, not the journey after all.  The company who make these bikes are called Btwin and are from France - vive la velorution!  What's your ride?

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

London Cycle Chic takes it up a notch!

I thought it was about time we took things up a notch and, well, there's only so much one can do from the wrong side of the North Sea...

I'm Mark, the writer of the London cycling blog i b i k e l o n d o n and I'll be guest contributing here by adding photos and content on all things cycle chic in London. Staying true to the original cycle chic manifesto principals I'll be looking to capture the best in chic citizen cyclists from around town and bringing you the latest news and views - look out for me with my camera at Broadway Market, the Bethnal Green Road, Spitalfields, Shoreditch and around town. If you see me, give me a wave! I've also got big ideas for this blog's future, including getting London to join the global Cycle Chic Sundays movement - who wants to look sharp and come for a ride? It's about time we caught up with the likes of Sydney on that front!

You can also be a part of London Cycle Chic by adding your own snaps from around town to the London Cycle Chic flickr group - there are some great images there already for you to enjoy and who knows, your photos might even make it on to the blog.

Ride on, chicistas!

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Envious glances at Broadway Market

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I'm so fabulous I touch myself

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Monday, 17 May 2010