Thursday, 28 March 2013

A million more women on bicycles

I got sent the link to this video yesterday. It is part of the British Cycling campaign working with Barclays to get a million more women in the UK making regular trips on bikes by 2020. I want this to happen but I wonder at times. Maybe it just feels extra hard at the moment because of our current never-ending winter weather. I have posted the video because it features Caz Catlin of the impressively stylish Cycle Chic website and blog London Cycle Chic. This woman had one of the first UK based bike blogs giving advice to women about cycling without the lycra. When it comes to having courage to get on the bike it was bloggers like Caz not sports women like Victoria Pendleton that tipped it for me. I have been looking at the Cycle Chic site and I am tempted to buy a helmet.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Ankle Boots - Dune

The weather is still so dull, and cold in London. No one can believe it that April starts this weekend and we are expecting more, yes more cold weather. There has been a rash of unexpected bargains in shoe departments and I have brought another pair, of ankle boots this time from Dune, although I am not sure if these are shoe boots. With this weather it will be boots, boots and more boots until the summer. I have not brought shoes from Dune before. Not one of the usual shoe shops that I visit. But they have now just gone into the top five. Although I will wait again until the sale before making another visit. These black suede boots have been waterproofed. They come with a thin rubber sole which give them a very good grip on the bike pedals and a bounce when I walk. The day after I took this photo last Thursday I sprained my ankle while coming down stairs. So I will be off the bikes for a couple weeks while I heal.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Ankle Boots - Gap

I have fallen in love with ankle boots. I especially love the boots that I can wear with a dress or with pants. The weather is still cold, very cold and I am tired of wearing long boots all the time. I was in GAP this week because I had a discount voucher and I saw this boots on sale for £40. Bargain. They are fine on the Brompton pedals but I will get a rubber sole put on for a better grip.