I feel images will explain my love for this new bike more than words …
I first discovered my love for the vintage dutch style bikes when i visited Amsterdam this summer. I realised the chilled out Dutch way of life and love of the bike as a mode of transport was so idealistic and relaxing, I wanted to give my London commuter life a little makeover.
I signed up to the London cyclescheme (http://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/) through my company and soon ordered my very own pink pashley poppy … along with basket, seriously big lock, lights and bike stand.
My bike and it’s accessories came to £612 … and I promise you it was worth it. Not only for the mega comfortable brooks saddle, nor for its dashing good looks and utter coolness .. but actually because cycling is pretty good fun.
I am about to venture on the commuter cycle (once I’ve mustered up the courage) from Kew to Leicester Square, but I’ve also been doing lots of weekend cycling. A pub crawl along the Bristol – Bath cycle route this October when we had a glorious sunny weekend, some trips into Chiswick, Richmond and Hyde Park for relaxed lunches and vanilla lattes with my boyfriend.
I’ve been using cyclestreets.com to plan my routes, and it’s the best site I’ve managed to find out there and they even have a mobile app which comes in a handy sat nav device when you get lost (which I did,lots … ahem). http://www.cyclestreets.net/
I’ve even just bought myself a pair of Hunter Wellies and Wax leather jacket to finish the look.
Fashion and Health …what more could we need :)