2 July 2009
So, just got back from London. It was a lovely visit and the photo assignment was great. I cycled all around London over two days and enjoyed it. I stayed a my friend Alice's flat. She had moved out and it was empty. I chuckled when I remembered the old Scorcese film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. Here's me checking my A to Z map before embarking on the day's journey.
On Monday evening, after cycling like mad around the city, there was Cycle Chic on the menu. Andrea, owner of the Velorution bike shop in Great Titchfield Street, whipped up a little event in no time and it was great to meet readers and likeminded individuals. I said a few words and a few others presented cycle-related products, all while we snacked on Danish food.
Above is Amy from the cool Cyclodelic brand. We've blogged about them before and it was smashing to meet up. Amy was on her way home at this point, looking Cycle Chictastique on her bicycle.
Here's Velorution's shop. Lovely place.
It was also brilliant to meet readers, especially Jen from Chicago - now London - complete with her Cycle Chic tote bag! I rarely get to see people using the merchandise. Wonderful chatting with you, Jen!
Andrea, the owner of the shop, escorted me halfway home later on, after a beer. Thanks to him for whipping the little event together on such short notice.
Charles from Man on the Move presented a bespoke cushion designed to sit on the back rack and spare delicate bottoms from unforgiving back racks.
Two 'n Fro presented some cheeky clothing on two cheeky mannequins... and I love the way they rode off with them on their scooters.
Matt from Michaud Apparel has designd a brilliant Executive Pannier that doubles as baggage. Very bespoke and a lovely design. Check it out on his website Michaud Apparel.
Tony, who features in our Cycle Chic film from Brussels, presented t-shirts for I BIKE LDN, which we be available soon. Tony owns Cyclehoop, which makes cool bike racks for urban landscapes. They're already in place a number of locations in London. Nice.
Last but certainly not least, Richard Nolan-Neylan presented a sneak preview of his upcoming photo exhibition featuring Danish bicycles. 318 Danish bicycles in all. The exhibition is at photo-space at 530 Commercial Road, E1 from July 2 - 1 August.
London, as ever, rules. Used to live there and it was great to be back. More photos of London Cycle Chic on the way.