Thursday, 3 September 2009

Cycling in skirts

A little while ago I found a helpful article solving the problem of cycling in skirts. This isn’t a problem in winter as coats keep everything down and I wear black tights. But in summer I wear shorts under my dresses to cover the thighs.

Cyclist Lisa Foster reveals the secrets of cycling in skirts in her post, The Diva’s Guide to Biking written for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. She also gives her view on cycling in heels but I already knew that stuff.

The Diva secret to keeping your skirt down when the wind blows is to anchor it with a safety pin to a garter around your thigh. I use a black hair band. I have used this all summer and kept my modesty in tact. It is a great idea and I am spreading the word now before I get back into my black tights full time.


Anonymous said...

Modesty, bah!
Why worry about it.
If someone sees your thigh, what of it, riding in a skirt is no different from riding in hotpants, why worry.

Suede Shoe said...

I'm just not brave.

Laura said...

This is a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing the tip - I will definitely be using it.
I've just discovered your blog and I'm really enjoying reading it :)

Cycling in Heels said...

I am glad you enjoy the blog. I can't take credit for the idea as you can see, but I can testify that it works.