14 December 2014

VCG's Christmas Cyclestyle Guide...

No shame in saying this: I get very excited about Christmas every year. I'm like a big kid when it comes to the festivities and try to be as well prepared as possible... yet there are times when in all the fuss, I get a bit last minute with present shopping. So, if you're a bit stumped on what to get for the cyclist in your life (or just for yourself - and why not?!) here's the VCG quick guide to some cycling related gifts...

Women's Button Down Oxford Shirt - £95 by Vulpine: Perhaps I'm a little biased, but this is my favourite garment from Vulpine's A/W range. With a classic cut, the Oxford features neatly hidden cycling features along with beautiful detailing. Designed for cycling and everyday wear, it's suitable for city life and riding all year round... most certainly a wardrobe staple piece.

Bradley Pannier Bag - £190 by Hill and Ellis: If like me you've gotta have a pop of colour in your wardrobe, this bright yellow pannier can bring it to your bicycle too. This modern cycling twist on the satchel is a stunner. Crafted in leather, the Bradley features reflective details for night riding, a central locking system to secure it to your bike and universal pannier clips. With a shoulder strap too, it's great for popping off your steed to use as an everyday bag too.

Smart Umbrella - approx £36.99 by Senz: We've entered that cold & rainy season so brollies will be out in abundance... but now there is one you can actually cycle with! Senz have created these rather smart looking umbrellas which can be attached to your bicycle... something which may please fair-weather cyclists like myself. They range from this budget friendly 'Smart' model to the slightly more expensive XXL design. Also for use off the bike and compact enough to fit into you bag - nice.

Rainbowz Necklace - £60 by Katies Bike: Cycling related jewellery with a difference - it's actually upcycled from old bikes. Katie Wallace has been hand making and selling her couture jewellery since 2013. This statement necklace has electric bright tones of the acrylic paint on chain links, on a 16" gold plated chain. A celebration of cycling from the beginning to the end of a bike's life, these are gorgeous pieces with a green conscience.

Crochet and Leather Cycling Gloves - £14.99  from CycleChic: Looking for a retro style cycling glove, but don't want a full hand affair? Head over to Caz Nicklin's treasure trove of cycling joy on Cycle Chic where you'll find these beauties. Made from soft tan leather with crochet detail, these padded gloves (which come in sizes small to large) are both stylish and comfortable on your handlebars.

Gold Leather and Reflective Handlebar Tape - £50 by Michaux: A firm favourite brand of VCG, Michaux are bringing some bling to your bike with this tape. Liven up those grey winter rides with the glisten of gold, and safety conscious reflective details on the front of your machine. With sticky backing for easy application and a free set of cork plugs included, these are a sure-fire way to pimp your ride.

Perhaps this has given you a little inspiration of what to pop under the tree for the cyclist in your life... be that a loved one or yourself. Happy cycle shopping! 


Katie's Bike said...

Gorgeous collection Jools! Thank you for including Katie's Bike amongst all these lovely treasures x

Unknown said...

I am intrigued by the idea of an umbrella that mounts to your bicycle. I've seen people on Dutch bikes holding them, so I'm sure it's within the realm of possibility.

Lady Vélo said...

@ Katie: Thank you and you're welcome! Was wonderful to see your couture pieces up close at Spin :)

@ Jake: As am I - I'll be reviewing one shortly, so keep an eye on here for more.

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