It’s no lie that some women -and men- are deterred from cycling for vanity reasons. Bike riding is great, for many reasons, but it’s not always compatible with my life as a ~glamorous~ fashion writer (lol, jk). Ever arrived at a press day or a meeting with a designer rocking a triple threat of waxen [...]
It seems that wherever I go I can’t resist a bike perve, I did it in Toulouse (warning – link contains tantalisingly cruel images of summer) when I was confined to the city’s equivalent of the Tfl bike scheme.
This time round in Copenhagen I was freewheeling on a rental bike from the ultra-cheap and cute [...]
I’m still on a high from a blissful weekend spent in Copenhagen visiting the amazing Fiona aka #goonsquad, with Sarah and Helen. I have been known to rant on about how much I hate minibreaks, the totally tourist aspect makes me cringe HARD, so it was a delight to be taken around the city by [...]
Every once in a while I get in a funk with cycling, this time round I’m blaming the neverending winter (for this and everything else) and a lingering cold. I just can’t muster up the will to get on my bike right now. I’m happy to let this happen -peaks and troughs and all that [...]
Cycle lanes are iced over, the main roads are full of slush and it’s freezing! You don’t have to let a bit of snow put you off cycling though, as long as you’re careful you can carry on cycling in deepest winter.
The best tip is to keep to main roads, some of the suburban [...]
As the new year starts I’m seeing more people than ever cycling around London. Builders, lycra commuters, Pashley princesses, trendy students… It’s really nice that there’s a mix of people out on the streets enjoying the benefits of cycling.
There are obvious pluses to getting on your bike like improved health, not having to negotiate the [...]
I was going to post something completely different but my image filing system leaves er, a lot to be desired and I landed on a ton of London Fashion Week pics. Topical! I took this in the lifts at One Aldwych after biking all over the shop to see shows. Everyone should own a DVF [...]
Fashion GIFs (and GIFs in general) are one of my big loves, who can resist a sexy combination of old-school internet LOLs and fashwan? Fashion is often all about slickness or aspiration and can take itself quite seriously, but GIFify some fashion shots and it immediately humanises and contextualises it which makes fashion much more [...]
It’s been a funny old summer for cycling, from the highs of Bradley Wiggins’ triumph to the murky scandal surrounding Lance Armstrong and doping, bikes haven’t been far from the headlines. More recently Wiggins and his coach were both involved in road accidents which raised the question of driver liability, if they could get run [...]
Cycle Hatred‘s feed of anti-bike bile retweets has been doing the rounds on the internet, it’s a collection of pretty dumb and sometimes frightening abuse levelled at ‘bicyclists’ (??). One of the most frequent grounds for the feverish abuse is the old ‘you don’t pay road tax’ chestnut.
Let me just clear something up, road tax [...]