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Where to buy cycling clothes for women

Posted by velochick on April 8, 2009

From thisislondon.co.uk:_

Cyclodelic for Topshop
Selling reflective cuffs, capes, headscarves and bra-bags — handmade in London.
Where: Topshop, Oxford Circus, W1, 08448 487 487, http://www.cyclodelic.co.uk/ cyclodelic.wordpress.com

CycleChic hunts out the trendiest new designs and sells them online.
Where: 020 7613 7316, http://www.cyclechic.co.uk and coming soon to Paper Dress, 114-116 Curtain Road, EC2.

Her Gear
A women’s-specific cycling shop, selling bikes, accessories and sporty clothing.
Where: 19 Abingdon Road, W8, 020 7376 2225.

Bobbin Bicycles
Dutch bikes, clothing and accessories. Check the Miss Bobbin reflective sash (£20).
Where: 19 Arlington Way, EC1, 020 7837 3370, http://www.bobbinbicycles.co.uk

Sawako Furuno
The answer for helmet-phobic women. Pretty floral designs and pastel colours.
Where: http://www.cyclefashion.co.uk, and at CycleChic and Bobbin Bicycles (as above)


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BBC Woman’s Hour

Posted by velochick on March 10, 2009

Though this isn’t a cycling blog as such I thought I would included it as the website is good and I like the information on women’s history. Sometimes there are some good writers that have written books about cycling or travel so it is worth having a look there from time to time. Also there is some stuff on women and sport too. It’s quite an inspiring programme nothing like those Trashy Mags that you see the newsagents.

I have added a link to it.


The programme is on Radio 4 weekdays 10-11am and Saturdays 4-5 pm

Here are some previous stories on Women’s Hour:

05 Mar 2009: Glenys Kinnock

03 Mar 2009: Government roundtable and Fawcett Society report on women in the recession

23 Feb 2009: Getting Black and Asian women into parliament

18 Feb 2009: Nick Clegg

5 Feb 2009: US Reproductive Politics

08 Jan 2009: Women in the Judiciary

22 Dec 2008: David Cameron on violence against women

18 Dec 2008: Opening up the family courts

10 Dec 2008: Sharia Law in the UK

4 December 2008: The Queen’s Speech 2008

03 Dec 2008: Sally Murrer

27th November 2008: Implementing the Corston Report

26 November 2008: Lessons for Westminster?

25 November 2008: Pre-Budget Report 2008

19 November 2008: Jacqui Smith

6 Nov 2008: The Gender Politics of Political Blogs

03 Nov 2008: US elections and the women’s vote

23 Oct 08: Family Courts

22 Oct 2008: HFEA Bill

22 Oct 2008: The Government Reconsiders Flexible Working

21 Oct 2008: Female Prisoners in Foreign Jails

15 Oct 2008: Women’s political engagement

16 Oct 2008: Abortion and the US election

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Update on Birds on Bikes

Posted by velochick on March 7, 2009

The LCC say there will be a ‘fancy dress theme is bright colours, glow, vintage, hats, wigs, flower’

Meet from 6pm at Dragon Hall for 7pm start (free glow sticks for first ones there)

You can register up until midday Saturday (email you name to hello@lcc.org.uk) to get your Lush freebies and a free week’s membership at Top Notch gym

Drinks can be stored at the Hall for the social after the ride – find the LCC stall before you set off

Free soft drinks after the ride, but bring your own for the journey

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7 March Birds on Bikes London

Posted by velochick on March 6, 2009

From LCC.org.uk

Time: 6.30pm
Place: Dragon Hall, 17 Stukeley Street, London, WC2 5LT
Description: Birds on Bikes is an LCC-organised evening ride that celebrates International Women’s Day

Everyone’s welcome at this event, which is female-focused but not exclusive to women.

Bring your friends, colleagues and families to enjoy two wheels and help light up London’s streets with us, celebrating women’s achievements over the past century.

The ride will be really visual, so come in fancy dress, bikes draped in fairy lights, and anything else you can create for the evening.

The marshalled route (easy pace, approx 6 miles) passes the London sights at night and finishes back at the Dragon Hall by 9pm for a social event until 10.30pm.

Bikes can be hired for just £12 from Simon at http://www.gopedal.co.uk if you mention Birds on Bikes.
Contact: Alison Waller
Telephone: 020 7234 9310 ext 207
Email: alison@lcc.org.uk

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Women Cyclists say turtle signs take priority over cyclists

Posted by velochick on March 5, 2009

A letter from women cyclists in Canada (www.womenscycling.ca)

Dear XXX

I’m writing in support of Bill 118 and Bill 126 on behalf of Women’s Cycling.ca. I live just outside the beautiful town of Perth. When I cycle I ride through rolling country hills on divided highways. These highways aren’t busy like the streets of Toronto, but motorists still whiz by too fast and too close, putting cyclists at risk.

In the spring turtles lay their eggs in the soft gravel shoulders of our roads. Because of this there are many signs along the highways warning drivers of the impending danger of squashing a turtle as it lumbers across the road.

While I applaud our government for protecting turtles, I can’t help but wonder why it doesn’t have the same concern for cyclists. If we can afford signs to protect wildlife, why can’t we have signs to warn motorists to reduce their speed and give a wide berth to cyclists? Are cyclists a lower priority than turtles?

I support this bill to counter distracted driving, and any other bills that will make our roads safer for cyclists, runners and pedestrians.

We have the same here, lots of signs for ‘wild animals’ but few signs for warning of cyclists”.

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Lady Bloggers wanted

Posted by velochick on March 4, 2009

Just got this from Fuelmyblog:-

Good morning all.

We have a few outstanding opportunities for female bloggers in the UK, ranging from coffee tasting, trying a new product that replaces sugar, new products from Johnson & Johnson and some cool ipod kit. As we have said many times before, all that is required is that you try out the products and write a true and honest review based on your experience.

If you are up for the opportunity to test and review, please reply to this email with your name and address for delivery (it can be office), we are sending out the products this week and will let you know if you have been successful asap.


Fuel Team

PS – Don’t tell anyone but there is a very exciting competition next week where you will be abe to win credit crunch busting cash..hoorah!

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Cyclodelic want your opinions

Posted by velochick on February 28, 2009

Cyclodelic, who normally do accessories, are now going into clothing and they are looking for your opinions.

They also have a great blog on http://www.cyclodelic.wordpress so you can see more of their new clothing ranges.

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Women’s Cycling Blogs wanted

Posted by velochick on February 16, 2009

I am compiling a list of women’s cycling blogs from advocacy, commuting, racing to charity riding.

Priority will be for British Women’s Cycling Blogs (for space) but overseas will be considered.

Please email theurbancyclist@gmail.com for details of your blog or recommended by others.

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