Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Cycle bug

OK, here's the thing. I refuse to accept any excuses for cycling in the city dressed in skin-tight lycra (see above), unless you are a professional cyclist for whom the mini-seconds gained from the aero-dynamic properties of such clothing will determine your racing success on this ride.

For everyone else, it is perfectly possible to choose cycling gear that leaves a little more to the imagination. Simple shy-shorts or skirts over leggings would do the trick if you need a bit of support and comfort. My hubby looks smart as he goes from bike to cafe in classic hemp and woollen breeks from Bicyle Fixation:

If you're not particularly fiscally challenged, why not deck yourself out in fabulous items from Dashing Tweeds in London? They manage to combine classic style with reflective thread in their tweed products, so you can look snappy and be safely illuminated in dim and dark conditions. Of course, camera flash bulbs also highlight reflective material, so these tweeds provide unexpected but impressive bling when you're being hounded by the paparazzi - So wonderful!

Check out further pics on the Dashing Tweeds blog.

London Cycle Chic is a great place to find all kinds of lovely cycling stuff in general, and explores various options for removing cars from our roads. Great stuff!


teddybearswednesday said...

I totally agree with about the lycra cycling gear. And most of the people who wear it, no offence to them, but really shouldn't be wearing it. Love your alternatives!

.girl ferment. said...

wow i love the red outfit and bike with tweed cape.

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