16 June 2011

Bikes by Night in London...

Where in this City could you see Penny Farthings racing one moment, watch Elite Cyclists in full speed the next, AND check out beautiful cycling accessories and clothing? At the London Nocturne of course!


Me and The Boy went to Smithfields Market on Saturday afternoon to see the event for the first time. We weren't on our Bikes, but were certainly in the cycling spirit. The atmosphere was fantastic: such a brilliant vibe & the support from the crowds to every rider taking part was electric... I'd never heard so many Cowbells in my life! It was also excellent to bump into some familiar faces & put faces to twitter names on the day too - one of which was this fella...
... @alien8 :) He was at the Nocturne working the Press & Technical Areas, and took a fantastic series of shots for bikehugger.com. If you want to get a feel of the action and thrills of the night, do go and have a look at his set of fantastic photos, here :)

In between watching races, I had a wander around the Expo Areas. There were some wonderful vintage bikes on display which caught my attention

... but there was one stand in particular that I simply had to visit for my love of fashion on two wheels: the fabulous Cyclodelic were at the Nocturne!
When it comes to combining fashion with cycling in style, Cyclodelic are seriously on it! I have been searching for a beautiful and original Saddle Bag for the Pashley & was especially taken with the designs they had on display...

It was so wonderful to meet Amy and to have a look at pieces from Cyclodelic's beautiful new collection, which should be available from their online store within the next week. Do have a look at their site & the blog as linked... I suspect some shopping is going to happen... :)

The London Nocturne is a fantastic event, which is a must for anyone with even the smallest interest in Cycling - no matter what level of cyclist you are, there is something for everyone there. Great atmosphere, beautiful fashion & a brilliant way to meet like minded people - and catch up with cycling buddies! See you there next year - perhaps on a Penny Farthing 'eh? ;) 

5 comments:

becksldrt said...

Ah - I love cyclodelic. My winter cycling jacket from there is amazing! Looks like a fantastic night - will try to get there next year.

Julie said...

I'm glad you got to meet them! That hot pink saddlebag may be in my future!

Lady Vélo said...

@ becksldrt - The designs by Cyclodelic are beautiful! Which jacket do you have? I'm defo returning to the Nocturne next year... hopefully see you there! x

Lady Vélo said...

@ Julie - It was fantastic to finally meet Amy - such a lovely and inspirational lady! Girl - you GOTTA get that Pink Saddlebag... it's definitely very you! x

tog_girl said...

love the cyclodelic stuff. i want one bag like that!