Readers of my blog will know how much I love dutch style bicycles. It is bordering on an obsession for me lol! I blogged about Hollander bicycles by made.com a few months back and today I was happy to discover that they are now available in two other rather fetching colours.
So if you havebeen following me on twitter you will know that last week I purchased a lovely red Viva Juliett Dutch style bike. Every day since I purchased it I have been taking my new love out for a spin around the roads where I live. I have to say so far she has been a pleasure to ride and gathers compliments everywhere I go.
What I didn’t realise until yesterday was that this week is actually Team Green Britain Bike Week. It is a nationwide initiative to encourage more people to get back on the saddle. All over the country people have been taking part in organised rides and other cycling events. It all ends on the 26th so there is still time to take part in many of the events happening around the city.
Here are two that I think will be especially good fun.
Friday, 24 June
Who says cycling is all lycra, sweat and bad hair days? Not us! Join us for this infamous fun ride – full details at glamour-ride.org.uk.
Ride crosstown to Richmond Park. Picnic/nibbles if good weather! Ride/train back.
Those that know me know of my love of retro Style bicycles and I have just discovered a Cambridge company who are making the most beautiful bespoke bicycles..ahhh I am in love!
“Our bicycles are hand-built exclusively for us in Belgium by a bicycle-building family who have been making high quality frames and bicycles by hand since 1946. Combining gorgeous vintage detailing with highest quality components, an elegant Sit Up and BEG style traditionally brazed and lugged upright frame with a Brooks leather saddle, and a whole host of sophisticated features, the only bump in your ride will be choosing whether to go for delicious Persephone Pink, Flirty 30s Green or Toad.
Heads will turn, hearts will flutter and you’ll be King (or Queen!) of the road.”
Well I can’t disagree the bicycle below is absolutely beautiful.
For more information visit: http://www.begbicycles.com
Those that know me, know I have a slight obsessive nature about things I want. Usually what happens is I see something online, obsess about buying it until I actually do or until I get distracted by the something else. For the last week I have had my eye on what I think is complete bargain. A modern dutch bike for £169!
Check out made.com for more details.