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This Week’s Cycle Style Inspiration

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Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. (Jim Rohn)   @active_clo

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It is nice finding that place where you can just go and relax. (Moises Arias) @_martadani_

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Happiness is the natural flower of duty. (Phillips Brooks) @adore_me_sparrow

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Art is everywhere you look for it. (El Greco) @londoncode

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In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different (Coco Chanel) @lifeintriplets

Cleverhood x Tandem NYC Collaboration – The Cleverhood Sweatshirt Cape for Tandem

Cleverhood x Tandem NYC Collaboration - The Cleverhood Sweatshirt Cape for Tandem

Susan Mocarski, artist and fashion designer, put Cleverhood on the map with their distinctive American made outerwear capes.

She and Lani from Tandem NY met at the National Bike Summit’s “Forum on Women & Bicycling” and with their shared interest in fashion and biking, worked together to launch Tandem and Cleverhood’s Sweatshirt Cape.

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This is no ordinary “hoodie”…

Cleverhood x Tandem NYC Collaboration - The Cleverhood Sweatshirt Cape for Tandem

The Cleverhood Sweatshirt Cape for Tandem is designed in NYC and carefully crafted in nearby Fall River, MA. This fleece cape offers a freedom of movement plus an expression of style with plenty of room for layering underneath to adjust to the weather.  There’s a handy inside kangaroo pocket with a second smaller pocket for your mobile device.  The hood sports the signature Tandem coral-colored drawstring.  The fabric is thick and soft and it’s machine washable.

Cleverhood x Tandem NYC Collaboration - The Cleverhood Sweatshirt Cape for Tandem

Fall River, MA was the textile centre of the US and an industrial leader.  Since 1990, Fall River has lost nearly 70% of its manufacturing jobs. The Cleverhood Sweatshirt Cape for Tandem is crafted by skilled USA garment workers.

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At select retailers & at www.TandemNY.com

Introducing Sarah Imm from Vélo-à-Porter

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We’re excited to announce that fashion and cycling blogger Vélo-à-Porter will be guest posting for CycleStyle in the coming months.
Sarah Imm is the brains behind the popular blog – and is fact a customer of ours! The goal of Vélo-à-Porter is to inspire and encourage more women to bicycle as lifestyle, not just as sport. Sarah’ style is so inspiring, particularly as she gets about town with her children.
In this post, she tells us about her Fridays with her son on the Nihola, a cargo tricycle.

CycleStyle spotted Mikena at Flinders Street Station

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We spotted Mikena at Flinders Street station. She’s from Boston originally and now lives in East Brunswick. Today she’d ridden from East Brunswick along the Capital City Trail to visit her friends in Footscray, then took the train back into the city before riding home again. Just goes to show that riding some of the way is ok!

Love her bright bike and helmet and edgy cycling outfit too!

We’ve been nominated for a Cycling Luminaries award – Velo City Global Adelaide 2014

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We’re so excited that Cyclestyle has been nominated for a Cycling Luminaries Award!

The Cycling Luminaries Awards celebrate the leadership and visions from across Australia and the globe that creates the environment that gets people riding. CycleStyle has been short listed in the ‘Pimp my Bike – Cycle Chic’ category.

The winners will be selected by a panel consisting of 6 experts representing each of the award categories and presented at Velo-city Global,  the world’s leading international urban cycling planning conference, to be held in Adelaide from 27 – 30 May 2014.

We’re thrilled that not only we do we get to shop for our favourite bike gear from all around the world but that our work has been acknowledged to get more people, especially women, riding as an everyday mode of transport.

We look forward to meeting our customers, supporters and many inspirational speakers at Velo-city Globala four day event that will host a program of over 170 presenterssocial activitiescycling tours; offering delegates from around the world a chance to share the best practices for creating and sustaining cycling-friendly cities, where bicycles are valued as part of daily transport and recreation.

And who knows, maybe we’ll bring home a trophy!

Fund Iva Jean’s newest collection on Kickstarter

One of our exclusive brands Iva Jean are funding their newest collection through Kickstarter and need your support.
If Iva Jean are successful in meeting their goal of $50,000, they will be able to put our newest pieces into production. This includes two new pant styles, the City Legging and Trouser, as well as four new ultrafine merino wool tops, the Racer Tunic and Tank, Raglan Long and Short Sleeve.

We particularly like the look the Tunic, a modified racer back dress designed to work alone or layered in colder months. It has a generous cut for movement and zipped pockets for your cash, keys or phone. The Tunic is constructed using 100% ultrafine merino wool and feels so good on. This wool has a soft touch and natural performance qualities including odor resistance, temperature control, and water repellency.

Pair the tunic with the City Legging, which provides a slim silhouette perfect for layering or a tailored look. Constructed of a high performance, four-way stretch (and office appropriate) fabric, they’ve designed the legging to have a high waist, skinny leg, and side zipper for easy entrance.

You can get yours when you support Iva Jean on Kickstarter. Help Iva Jean bring this collection to life!

As many of you know, Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform that allows independent artists, designers, filmmakers and more to bring life to their project. There is a minimum donation of just $1 and rewards for funding of $25+.

Bicycle and picnic engagement photos

We are swooning over these beautiful engagement photos of a couple in Tuscany. A picnic and a bike ride with your loved one is certainly a romantic setting. 

 

 

 

 via Curitiba Cycle Chic

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We love weddings that feature bikes, especially when the bride and groom arrive in tandem, by tandem.  Happy Valentines Day tomorrow!

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via Cycle Chic Belgium

Hello to the first day of Summer!

For us summer means sun, lightness and freedom on a bike (with floaty dresses and fresh flowers of course). What does it mean for you?

Yarra Rides2Work – Cool Clothes for a Cool Job

Day 5 of Yarra Rides2Work inspiration for Ride2Work Day.

We’re lucky that in the City of Yarra there are a lot of people that work in creative industries or hospitality, as it means we spot a lot of very stylish cyclists riding to work. 

We reckon this guy’s either a barista or a website designer. Either way, we love his bright yellow Stack Hat and matching yellow socks!

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Yarra Rides2Work – Give Us a Wave!

Day 4 of Yarra Rides2Work inspiration for Ride2Work Day is a happy cyclist giving us a wave as he goes on his way to work. Clearly cycling to work is a much happier experience than sitting in a traffic jam or being squashed on public transport on your way to work.

Note he’s also wearing pants and a business shirt, which just goes to show it’s possible to dress professionally and still get to work by bike. 

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Yarra Rides2Work – Chequered Helmet

Day 3 of Yarra Rides2Work inspiration for Ride2Work Day.

We like the upright posture of this elegant cyclist and his stylish functional cycling attire – a woolly scarf, hooded puffer jacket, skinny jeans and canvas sneakers. But mostly we like the chequered cover on his helmet!

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Yarra Rides2Work – Suit up

Day 2 of Yarra Rides2Work inspiration for Ride2Work Day.

Don’t let professional attire be an excuse not to ride to work! This stylish man shows that you can look good and ride in a suit (though we’d probably recommend a stylish messenger bag or panniers than a reusable shopping bag for a professional look!)

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Yarra Rides2Work – The Green Machine

National Ride 2 Work Day is next Wednesday 16 October and we are proud sponsors of the ride to work celebrations of our local council, the City of Yarra

To help celebrate Yarra Rides2Work and to inspire your ride to work, wherever you are, for the next week we will be posting images of people riding to work in the City of Yarra

First up, the Green Machine! Love how this lady has styled her outfit to match her green bike with her green flippy skating skirt and green leather boots.

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Ride to Work wear

This photo from Californian bike blog Riding Pretty is the ultimate cycling to work outfit for us. Tonal top and skirt, a neat structured blazer, mid-height heel and of course a beautiful retro bike. 

Cool Cycling Shoes by Tracey Neuls for Toyko Bike

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London-based shoemaker Tracey Neuls have collaborated with Tokyo Bike to celebrate London Fashion Week and London Design Festival.

Many lady cyclists told Tracey that some of the bike shoes on the market weren’t very aesthetically pleasing and so they’ve been taking advantage of Tracey Neuls‘ rubber sole styles to ride around town. 

 

Now Tracey Neuls has produced two designs that are the perfect shape for cycling and have a grey cat’s eye reflective ribbon on the back to keep you safe. The styles have an integrated rubber sole – there’s 1.5 cm of really hard rubber at the base so it’ll take a LOT of wear. The pedal sits right into the heel shape and doesn’t slip.

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The Tokyo Bike collaboration shoes include the GEEKS (pictured above on the bike) in brown or black leather with reflective cat’s eye ribbon, at £165 and FERN (no image yet) a heeled lace up boot in grey leather with black rubber sole and cat’s eye ribbon at £250. 

Wooden Crate for the Back

How do you tote around your gear on your bike?

We like this guy’s style – a vintage wooden crate bolted onto the back rack of the bike. He’s even attached a tail light on it!

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Winter cycle chic with a hooded parka

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t get warm and cosy on your bike. Just rug up in a hooded parka, faux fur lining and pom poms optional and ride with a big smile on your face!

 

 via Valencia Cycle Chic

Getting ready to ride to work…Johnston St, Fitzroy

I snapped Kate just was she was getting ready to ride to work. I liked the small details of her cycle chic look – the blue step-through has matching fenders and even a blue bungee cord wrapping up her white back basket. Her easy breezy outfit is perfect for cycling – layers on top, a flippy skirt and winter tights tucked into boots with a sturdy heel.

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And then she smiled at me…Cycling Style on Johnston St, Fitzroy

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I loved everything about this cute, sparky outfit by this chic lady cyclist in Fitzroy, from the unusual helmet to sparkly backpack to the jellybean blue shoes.

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Then as I was snapping her photo at the lights, she turned and smiled at me – and the picture was even better!