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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?

Lekker Jordaan Bikes – Test ride and review


Marianne from Esme and the Laneway is a fashion blogger and cyclist and we asked her to review the new Lekker bike – known as the Jordaan. Here’s what she had to say…

 I’m always excited at the chance of riding a new bike, and when I saw the Lekker Jordaan I literally squealed with delight – it’s absolutely gorgeous!

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A solid, curvy frame with similarly plump tyres, high handlebars with soft grips and a good fat saddle, the overall look is sturdy and voluptuous – not words I thought I’d use to describe a bike! I rode the mint green version, which is especially pretty.

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The first thing I have to note is the kickstand – so important with bikes and so often underrated.  Suitably chunky, it was easy to move back and forth – even in precious heels – and supported the bike really well, even on uneven ground. I’ve had too many experiences with stiff kickstands that are a struggle to put down, only for them to then have a personality change, become decidedly flimsy and collapse under the bike’s weight. Not so here. Phew.

So, to the actual riding.  As is the style with Dutch bikes, the riding position for this is very raised. The bike is, according to the description, suitable for riders from 5’1 to 6’4.  At 5’4, I’m at the shorter end of the scale, and even with the seat all the way down it did feel quite tall. But once up and going, I love riding up this high. It makes me feel very safe on the road, and I have excellent visibility – I can see cars and they can see me!

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I love the high handlebars, too, which encourage some very good posture and an upright riding position. With that plush saddle – the largest I’ve seen, the most comfortable I’ve been on – it gave me the feeling of being sat on my couch, rather than a bike; a wonderfully relaxed feeling for riding!

Verdict? A delight to look at AND ride! 

Autumn romance

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 Autumn is the perfect time to go on romantic bike ride, especially if you share a single bike and snuggle up close.

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Cycling with a mini cape

We think that capes are the perfect cover-up for bike rides. They’re practical, stylish and can keep you warm and dry when you need. A trans-seasonal garment that every cycle chic cyclist should own! Check out our range here and be inspired by this lovely photo. 

Sweet and innocent

Sweet and innocent cycle chic via  Show Me a Bike

Summer breeze

Doesn’t this picture just make you want to take your bike to the beach and feel the wind on your shoulders?

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Summer’s here

And the sun will be shining. Get out on your bike!

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High colour fun with United Colors of Benetton Korea

United Colors of Benetton Korea presented an advertising campaign entitled “Magic Bike Ride” in the Korean magazine High Cut. Colours like no other!







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Strellson and Bianchi “Rolling Style” White Edition Collection

Swiss brand Strellson and Bianchi bikes have teamed up to form the ‘Rolling Style’ White Edition Collection – business casual wear to match the white Bianchi bikes. Just don’t ride through any puddles!

New Look in Amsterdam

Vogue Netherlands features their national vehicle, the bike, in their fashion editorial. 


Designer cycling for city gents

Cycle in Valentino, Tommy Hilfiger and Giorgio Armani and look as stylish as this city gent. 


via Curitiba Cycle Chic

Red white and blue

Happy Fourth of July for our American fans! Enjoy your summer cycling in red, white and blue.

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Black and white romance

We love the romantic stillness and faraway look in this girl’s eyes as she pedals to the sea.

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