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Purple power

Love the retro purple coat, striped skirt, neat satchel and wild curls. Paired with a white Raleigh bike she’s showing a lot of style!

via Cardiff Cycle Chic

Look Before Opening – Get your free stickers

 
Look Before Opening is a new bicycle initiative that is hoping to reduce the incidents of ‘dooring’ ie a cyclist who gets hit by a person opening a car door without looking first.
 
Cars and bicycles need to co-exist and Look Before Opening aims to change the habits of drivers who simply forget to look before opening their doors. So they are providing free stickers to put on the inside of car doors to serve as a visual aid to look before opening. 
 
Grab your stickers now (Australia only) http://www.lookbeforeopening.com/get-some-now/ If you want more than 50 (maybe you own a taxi fleet or white van service??)  call them on +61 (03) 9005 0055 to organise stickers for you. 
 
 

Dashing Gent

Love this photo of a Dashing Gent with his fixie.

via Atlanta Bicycle Chic

Mr CycleStyle – Collins Street Melbourne

We couldn’t have dressed him better if we’d recruited him as a CycleStyle model. 

We spotted Ant rocking some serious cycle chic as he cruised down Collins Street on his black Papillionaire Classic bike.

He’s wearing lots of gear that’s available from CycleStyle – the Tie Dye Peace Nutcase Helmet, the Banjo Brothers Medium Commuter Waterproof Backpack and in turns out the Wet and Wendy black mens raincoat that he bought from us!

We also like his cuffed trousers and canvas lace-ups for casual yet practical biking style.  

CycleStyle AW12 Photoshoot – behind the scenes at Southbank

Our models and their bikes caused quite a stir at Melbourne’s Southbank when they turned up looking so cycle chic and glamorous.

Here are some behind the scenes images from our photoshoot.

Photographer Johannes Wosilat  
Assistant Giulia Capuana
Stylist Elaine Marshall  
MakeUp & Hair Nadja Mott  
Models Davide Tucci  and Monica Foley from London MGT Group
Bikes Lekker Bike and Toyko Bike from Humble Vintage 

Clothing and accessories Kings of Carnaby and CycleStyle

Style Quotient

Canadian fashion blog Style Quotient captures this stylish cyclist in Vancouver.

Cycling on the Danube Canal

This cool guy looks like he’s in a magazine advertisement – but he’s just doing his thing, cycling on the Danube Canal. 

via Vienna Cycle Chic

ByK Bike at Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention

Our favourite English claymation characters Wallace and Gromit are in Melbourne for a cracking exhibition at Scienceworks.

If you haven’t been to Scienceworks since you were in school, now is the time to go – it’s fun for young and old and the exhibition celebrates inventiveness and innovation.  

Interspersed with the very cool Wallace and Gromit displays is really interesting information about many Australian inventions such as plastic money,  the Victa lawn mower and Melbourne’s very own ByK kids bike.

A child’s bike is not simply an adult bike made small. Adult bicycles are made with speed and comfort in mind, while for a child ease and stability are more important. So Warren Key redesigned his kids bike with a lower frame (lower centre of gravity), larger wheels and lighter components (easier to push). 

It’s great to see Australian inventiveness celebrated as part of a world-class touring exhibition!

PS If you want to win tickets to visit the Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention exhibition at Scienceworks, on from 19 May to 11 November, click here.

 

CycleStyle Photoshoot AW12 – Behind the scenes at Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum turned on its autumn charm to act as an elegant backdrop for our cycle chic photoshoot.

Here are some behind the scenes shots.

Photographer Johannes Wosilat  
Assistant Giulia Capuana
Stylist Elaine Marshall  
MakeUp & Hair Nadja Mott  
Models Davide Tucci  and Monica Foley from London MGT Group
Bikes Lekker Bike and Toyko Bike from Humble Vintage 

Clothing and accessories Kings of Carnaby and CycleStyle

Duffle Coat

We have a thing for duffle coats. Must be our fond memories of wearing a chic navy duffle coat to school in winter.

So duffle coats and bikes make up stop for a second look. Especially a bright red coat paired with patterned tights and a megawatt smile. Almost puts her beautiful green bike in the shade.

via BikeNYC

Flower power cycle chic in Collins Street Melbourne

Nina certainly turned a few heads when she cycled from Thornbury to the Melbourne CBD with her bike garlanded with flowers.  Cycle chic indeed!

She has four different bells and hooters on her handlebars as “people are more likely to get out of the way if they think there’s four bikes coming instead of just one bike!”

Nina completes her eye-catching ensemble with a suede horse-riding helmet. Not technically Australian standard compliant but very stylish. 

Frocks on Bikes does CycloFemme on Mother’s Day

Frocks on Bikes braved the rain, wind and intermittent sun to ride from coffee shop to cafe in honour of worldwide bike movement Cyclofemme (and Mother’s Day). 

Given the wet conditions, we were most obsessed with people’s footwear, hence all the bel0w-the-knee photos. And of course we loved all the bright and cheery frocks!

A fortifying chai for the cold. 

Sightseeing

The great things about cycling with your kids is that you get to chat about all the things you see along the way.

And look! This stylish mum is wearing a Nutcase Modern Dots helmet.

Spotted on the Capital City trail, Melbourne.

Out shopping

Stephanie cycles with her Gazelle Cabby to do her weekly shop at the CERES organic market, bringing her daughter along for the ride. A happy and healthy family!

Mums on bikes – Flower Power

This week on the blog we’re celebrating mums on bikes taking over the world!

Today we meet Abby and her son, who’s sporting a Nutcase Flower Power helmet. He loves cycling with his mum and even knows how to ring the bell!

Rockstar Diaries Rides a Bike

What a stylish mama! Naomi Davis, blogger at Rockstar Diaries, rides a bike with her gorgeous daughter Eleanor. 

Here’s an interview with Naomi where she describes her favourite bag – a Linus Sac Bag!

Sanomagic Wooden Bicycle

 

Sueshiro Sana is a ninth-generation Japanese shipwright who produces beautifully hand-crafted wooden bikes out of mahogany. 

According to Sana, the bike’s structure is actually improved by the mahogany – the wood lends flex and responsiveness in a way no metal frame ever could, giving riders an increased sense of control. The bike also weighs only 8kg.

A number of his bikes have actually been raced professionally, through all terrains and weather types. Amazing!

via HUH magazine

 

Finders Keepers Melbourne – 20 and 21 April

Mark your diaries for next Friday and Saturday when we’ll be holding our first Finders Keepers Market in Melbourne.

The large market has a new venue this year at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton and a new time format too – Friday night 20 April and all day Saturday 21 April.

The market supports local independent creative design. There’s FREE entry for all and the market features live music, with food and bar. It’s a great day out and you can check out a review of a previous Melbourne event here. The markets

Details:

Friday 20 April 6pm-10pm
Saturday 21 April 10am – 5pm

Royal Exhibition Building Carlton, between Rathdowne and Nicholson Streets.

How to get there & Public transport info:
Map & how to get there guide is available here.

The markets are free entry and parking is available however it is limited. There is no ATM at the markets and most stalls will trade cash only (though we will have our trusty EFTPOS machine with us).

Gourmet Chick cycles to afternoon tea

Cara Waters, journalist and blogger behind food and travel blog Gourmet Chick likes to move from restaurant to cafe to bar by bike. 

A Pashley Princess to be exact. What a lovely steed! Here she is heading to afternoon tea dressed in an Indigo stretch dress, Marks and Spencer rope wedge sandals, a Scanlan & Theodore handbag and Yakkay helmet. 

 

Faux fur and candy brights

Check out the eye-catching trans-seasonal ensemble – a belted trench with faux fur collar/capelet, bare legs, black studded wedges and one candy-bright bike!

via Vanessa Jackman