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A girl, A style

We love A girl, A style, a dreamy blog written by an Australian girl living in London and Cambridge filled with all things bright and beautiful. 

We especially love the fact that she rides a Pashley around town, sometimes filled with pink blooms to match her pink accessorised outfit.

 

 

A picnic for Melbourne Cup Day

We are taking an extra long weekend break from Friday 2 November to Thursday 8 November due to Melbourne Cup Day public holiday on Tuesday 6 November.  

The online store will still be open and receiving orders during this period and any orders will dispatch from Thursday 8 November. 

In the meantime, Melbourne Cup and the Spring Racing Carnival has got us thinking about picnics. More specifically, this bike pannier/picnic basket by Netherlands-based designer Jeriël Bobbe of Bloon Design.

© Bloon Design

‘Springtime’ has panels that rest over the top of your bike’s back rack like panniers. To set up your picnic, the pannier sides fold out to transform into square bench seats, while a top panel opens into a small table.

© Bloon Design

Apparently Bloon Design intends to have a web store for purchases available soon. We’d love to test-drive one this Spring!

 

© Bloon Design

 

Bicycle Powered Popsicles by Six Strawberries

With the Australian summer setting in, we’re hoping to see more businesses like Six Strawberries springing up. 

Six Strawberries is a Seattle artisan ice pops company who pedal their mobile popsicle carts from neighbourhood to neighbourhood. They specialise in dairy-free popsicles (or ice lollies as the Brits call them)  with a focus on local ingredients and interesting flavors such as Peanut Butter and Jelly, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie and Thai Iced Tea.

It took six months of experiments in a home kitchen to devise the unique flavors, with the two founders learning the chemistry behind varying freezing temperatures, improving the workflow and of course lots of tastings. Their photo stream of happy customers is making us jealous!

And when the winter sets in, the founders go back to their day jobs – karaoke host and film maker. 

via Bicycle Club Cascade

Elegant in Milan

Italian men sure know how to dress stylishly, even when they’re going to work on a bike. 

via Italian Cycle Chic

Four good reasons why you should ride to work

There are many reasons to ride to work. With Ride to Work Day coming up on Wednesday 17 October here’s a cool reminder of why bikes are the best way to get around.

A simple message by illustrator Peter Grundy.

Hitching

So this lady isn’t hitching a ride on the bus because she’s got her bike with her. Though she is hitching up her skirt. Haw haw.

VIA:Rapha survey

Primary colours

Get ready for spring with an outfit in primary colours. 

via Toronto 416CycleStyle

Lots of colour in Malmo, Sweden

It’s spring so go colour crazy on your bike! Take inspiration from this picture taken by Malmo Lund Cycle Chic.

Visit us on PARK(ing) Day – Friday 21 September

Come and visit CycleStyle and Roll Up Valet Parking next Friday 21 September 9-4pm on the corner of Gertrude and George Streets Fitzroy and celebrate PARK(ing) Day!

PARK(ing) Dayis an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered car parking spots into temporary public parks. In Melbourne, two public car park spaces on busy Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, will be re-purposed and re-imagined to provide a fun recreational space complete with bicycle valet parking.

So give your bike the VIP red carpet treatment, pull up a chair, sip a free coffee on us if you’re one of the first people to arrive, get stuck into a board game, a book or Treadlie magazine (you could even win a subscription!)  or just sit back and enjoy the view. 

The CycleStyle/Roll Up PARK(ING) day site has been made possible with the support of City of Yarra and Awesome Foundation Melbourne.

Details

Date: Friday, 21 September, 9am  – 4pm

Location: CycleStyle/Roll Up PARK(ing) Day site, Gertrude St, corner George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Cost: Free (and you may even win some free stuff!)

 

Father’s Day Countdown – Day 1

This week we’re celebrating Dads on bikes!

First up, Monday morning. What a great way to start a day in the office. 

via Amsterdam Cycle Chic

 

Florence Welch and her Bobbin Bicycle

Florence Welch from Florence and The Machine rides her machine of choice, a custom-made bike from Bobbin Bicycles.

Apparently Florence likes to ride her bicycle around London to get the creative juices flowing. “”It’s good for me, especially when I’m away on the road. I’m always on planes, in cars, in vans so it’s so nice having that. It also sets free your imagination.” Read more here.

Brisbane Tweed Ride – Sunday 26 August 2012

Brisbane’s second Tweed Ride is happening on Sunday 26 August starting at 2pm at Musgrave Park and finishing at Orleigh Park.

Dress up in your finest Tweed, shinest shoes and classiest set of wheels and show Brisbane city how much fun a Sunday afternoon spent riding with your community can be. BYO food and beverages and relax with live music from local Brisbane bands The Good Ship and The Mouldy Lovers. 

You can even win prizes!

– Most Dapper Chap
– Most Snappy Lass
– Most Stylish Steed
– Lucky Door Prize

Rocking a Red Suit

london cycle chic
A fantastic outfit of a cycling gentleman in London. Via Barcelona Cycle Chic

Bad Ass Awesome

There are all different ways to style your bike – from French chic to Californian cool to Melbourne hipster.

The only way to describe this photo by Velo Vogue photographer Kristin Tieche is ‘bad ass’. The bike, the hair, the incredible shoes!

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Brooklyn Bike Patrol

If you’ve ever felt a little unsafe walking home by yourself late at night, we’ve discovered a great scheme in New York City that could easily be replicated anywhere in the world.

Jay Ruiz and his team of volunteers escorts late-night travellers home from the subway safely with the Brooklyn Bike Patrol. It’s a free borough-wide service with 13 volunteers on call seven days a week – they receive a call, jump on their bikes to meet the caller at a subway station, walk the person safely home and wait for the next call. 

What a heartwarming good news bike story.

 

Park in our Park in a Park on PARK(ing) Day – Friday 21 September 2012

PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered car parking spots into temporary public parks. PARK(ing) Day aims to bring attention to the need for urban open space, to generate debate around how public space is created and allocated and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … until the meter runs out!

In 2011 there were 975 parks in 162 cities, across 35 countries and 6 continents. In recent years, participants have built free health clinics, planted temporary urban farms, produced ecology demonstrations, held political seminars, built art installations, opened free bike repair shops and even held a wedding ceremony!

This year’s PARK(ing) Day is on Friday 21 September and we’ve teamed up with Roll Up Valet Parking to present an awesome event in Melbourne. We want to show people that bikes are fun, cheap, convenient, ease congestion, bring businesses more customers and generally play with the concept of ‘parking’ and ‘parks’.

So with the support of City of Yarra and Awesome Foundation Melbourne, we’ll be offering bicycle valet parking in a single car space and we’ll build an adjoining temporary grassy park for everyone to enjoy, cyclist or not.

Stay tuned to the Roll Up locations page and our blog to find out more – and mark Friday 21 September in your diaries!

Princess Mary of Denmark Rides a Bike

If it’s good enough for royalty, it’s good enough for us. 

‘Our’ Princess Mary of Denmark and mother of four rides a Danish Nihola cargo bike riding across the palace square outside Amalienborg, where the royals live in Copenhagen. The Crown Prince of Denmark also uses the bike to take the children to school. 

This is just too, too awesome. 

via Copenhagenize

Sydney Cycle Chic shows some colour

Sydney Cycle Chic have recently had a style facelift, with much larger photos taken using Instagram. We love their new look and particularly this photo, showing a kind of burst of bike colour we enjoy seeing around our streets.

Winter soup delivery by SoupCycle

It’s pretty chilly today and we have soup on our mind.

SoupCycle is a soup subscription service based in Portland, Oregon. They’re unique because they deliver your hot, steaming soup selection (along with rustic bread or a mixed green salad) via bike. The soups are made from organic, locally sourced ingredients – we particularly like the sound of Barbecue Split Pea and Brazilian Black Bean.

So, who’s going to start SoupCycle Australia and bring us some soup?

Melbourne Design Market at Federation Square – Sunday 27 July 2012

We’re back for the winter edition of the Melbourne Design Marketwith our friends Jellybean Bikes (www.jellybeanbikes.com.au) this Sunday 27 July 10-5pm.

It’s been one of the chilliest winters we’ve experienced in a while so for these markets we’ll be bringing along some of our fabulous reversible capes, waterproof trenchcoats, reflective gloves and legwarmers and gloves, gloves, gloves!

If you’ve never been to the market you’ll find an ever-inspiring, ever-tempting array of great design stalls, cool grooves, coffee and happy crowds. For more information about the market go to www.melbournedesignmarket.​com.au

See you next Sunday 27 July 10-5pm at the Federation Square undercover carpark.