24 July 2008

Paris Cycle Chic & Celebrity Cycle Chic

Courtesy of Bike in the City.com
How can we not blog about this wonderful French blog called 'Bike in the City - Ma vi(ll)e à vélo'. The tagline means "My life/city on a bike" and it's all about a character called Leah, who lives a cycling life in Paris, both on the Vélib' and her regular bike. It's nothing short of brilliant and we especially love it because it is frightfully chic and it portrays an urban cycling life in regular clothes.

The illustrations are by Didier Néel - or Le Did - and the concept is the brainchild of Patricia Gallot-Lavallée at Kenazart Strategy Interactive.

Courtesy of Bike in the City.com
The blog is a non-stop chic-fest featuring our protagonist living, loving and loving it as a 'Vélibiste' in Paris, with all the trials and tribulations that involves. Handsome men, silly motorists, rain and sun, flat tyres, you name it. All while portraying urban cycling just as we do here on the blog - as a normal, enjoyable, effortless transport option.

Brilliant stuff. I couldn't RSS the site fast enough.
Here's some links to our Vélib Week series from our visit to Paris back in May:
Prepare for Paris Cycle Chic
- La Semaine du Vélib' et du Vélocouture Parisienne
- Joie de Vivre Avec Vélo Libre
- Vélib' - Sociable and Sustainable
- Paris Cycle Chic pour hommes

From the other side of the Atlantic a reader sent us some celebrity photos of Hollywood stars doing their cycling thang. I don't give a toss about the celebrities, but it sure is important that they are setting good examples for their fellow citizens. And looking good doing it.
Celebrity Cycle Chic


asdfg said...

Hello. About celebrities in bike, here in Spain, we saw one of the daughters of the king with her husband and children on bikes (even in wearing helmets). No so chic, but is something.


The duke of Palma (her husband) is also a superdad:

Gratistotal said...


Jay Dub said...

eek! I don't need another rss to subscribe to. thanks though...

Christopher Paul said...

Ha! Mr. Pitt & Mrs. Jolie are riding in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The architecture is unmistakable.

Colville-Andersen said...

thanks for the links! and geotagging!

Kristin Tieche said...

Thanks for letting us know about this awesome new French BD blog! It has already changed my life!

Colville-Andersen said...

our pleasure. we love it, too!

N said...

I have a question: do you see any minorities biking in Copenhagen? Twice when I was there I didn't see any.

I was just curious. Thanks.

Colville-Andersen said...

depends on the neighbourhood. yes, i'd say you do. although there are bicycle courses for recent immigrants to help them get mobile and fit into society. The bicycle as an integration tool.

Although by minorities you could mean the Swedes, Norwegians, Aussies, you name it. They ride.

N said...

I meant minorities as Asians, Arabs, Latinos...I will be in DK in the end of August. I'll pay extra attention.

Thanks a lot for your blog.

Colville-Andersen said...

have a ride out to the Nørrebro neighbourhood.

i saw a fantastic African chap, in a brilliant coloured outfit, yesterday. couldn't get a photo off, though.