Carradice x Harris Tweed

Carradice of Nelson and HARRIS TWEED have collaborated on a limited edition range of saddlebags.

HARRIS TWEED is only woven on the Isle of Harris by hand operated looms and carries the trademark Orb. Aren’t they stunning?

 Carradice x Harris Tweed

#MaribyrnongRides for #Ride2Work Day – Wednesday 15 October

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Ride2Work Day is coming up and we’re assisting City of Maribyrnong with their free community breakfast on Wed 15 Oct 7:30-am-9am in Footscray.

There will be wholesome food from Bakers Delight and Vari’s Organics, a smoothie bike from Bike n’ Blend, free bike safety checks by Western Velo Works, free police bike engraving and tunes from Cargone Couriers’ Boombox bike.

PLUS great prizes from Teds Cycles Footscray, psbikes, Roof Rack Superstore, Treadlie, Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre and CycleStyle!

For more information http://www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=8935 #maribyrnongrides

 

Pedalling Footscray’s Food Icons with CycleStyle!

A few times a year our local council Maribyrnong City Council run ‘Westside Discovery Tours’, a series of free tours for locals and visitors to introduce them to the secrets of Melbourne’s west side. (Read about some of their previous tours here and here).

New tours and now available for booking now and covers topics as diverse as art, history and food.

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Joyce from CycleStyle will be leading a tour which combines her passion for food and cycling! With our friends at The Squeaky Wheel she will be taking a small group on an 1.5 hour eating and cycling tour of Footscray, her home and one of the most diverse and delicious suburbs in Melbourne.

PEDALLING FOOTSCRAY’S FOOD ICONS is a fun way to explore Footscray’s food culture – from doughnuts to goi cuon to cannoli. Bring your appetite and your bike and get ready to eat, shop and ride!

Sat 25 Oct, 12.30pm – 2pm

Meet in front of Olympic Hot Doughnuts, Footscray Railway Station, Irving Street, Footscray

FREE Bookings required, limited to 10 places

To book your place on a tour email susie.wickes@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

For more information about the tours visit www.festivalcity.com.auwww.cyclestyle.com.au and www.thesqueakywheel.com.au

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Georgia in Dublin Leggits video

See just some of the types of shoes the Georgia in Dublin Leggits can be worn over!

Georgia in Dublin Rainwrap Size Chart

How to choose your size of the Georgia in Dublin Rainwrap Waterproof Wraparound Skirt

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How to wear the Georgia in Dublin Rainwrap

Instructional video showing how to wear the Georgia in Dublin Rainwrap and use the garter and toggle.

World Bicycle Relief – the Buffalo Bike

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World Bicycle Relief is all about mobilising people through the power of bicycles.

Entrepreneurs, farmers, healthcare workers and students in rural Africa transport heavy loads long distances over rugged terrain to meet basic needs. Compared to walking, bicycles allow people to haul more goods over longer distances in less time – provided the bicycle is strong and durable. 

World Bicycle Relief has connected rural Africans with bicycle suppliers; the result is a robust bicycle engineered specifically for rural African terrain and load requirements.

The Buffalo bike is designed, tested and assembled in Africa with close attention to end-user feedback and rigorous quality control. Buffalo bicycles are compatible with locally available spare parts, ensuring that with proper maintenance they will last for years.

For more information click here.

We’ve been nominated for a Cycling Luminaries award – Velo City Global Adelaide 2014

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We’re so excited that Cyclestyle has been nominated for a Cycling Luminaries Award!

The Cycling Luminaries Awards celebrate the leadership and visions from across Australia and the globe that creates the environment that gets people riding. CycleStyle has been short listed in the ‘Pimp my Bike – Cycle Chic’ category.

The winners will be selected by a panel consisting of 6 experts representing each of the award categories and presented at Velo-city Global,  the world’s leading international urban cycling planning conference, to be held in Adelaide from 27 – 30 May 2014.

We’re thrilled that not only we do we get to shop for our favourite bike gear from all around the world but that our work has been acknowledged to get more people, especially women, riding as an everyday mode of transport.

We look forward to meeting our customers, supporters and many inspirational speakers at Velo-city Globala four day event that will host a program of over 170 presenterssocial activitiescycling tours; offering delegates from around the world a chance to share the best practices for creating and sustaining cycling-friendly cities, where bicycles are valued as part of daily transport and recreation.

And who knows, maybe we’ll bring home a trophy!

Fund Iva Jean’s newest collection on Kickstarter

One of our exclusive brands Iva Jean are funding their newest collection through Kickstarter and need your support.
If Iva Jean are successful in meeting their goal of $50,000, they will be able to put our newest pieces into production. This includes two new pant styles, the City Legging and Trouser, as well as four new ultrafine merino wool tops, the Racer Tunic and Tank, Raglan Long and Short Sleeve.

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We particularly like the look the Tunic, a modified racer back dress designed to work alone or layered in colder months. It has a generous cut for movement and zipped pockets for your cash, keys or phone. The Tunic is constructed using 100% ultrafine merino wool and feels so good on. This wool has a soft touch and natural performance qualities including odor resistance, temperature control, and water repellency.

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Pair the tunic with the City Legging, which provides a slim silhouette perfect for layering or a tailored look. Constructed of a high performance, four-way stretch (and office appropriate) fabric, they’ve designed the legging to have a high waist, skinny leg, and side zipper for easy entrance.

You can get yours when you support Iva Jean on Kickstarter. Help Iva Jean bring this collection to life!

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As many of you know, Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform that allows independent artists, designers, filmmakers and more to bring life to their project. There is a minimum donation of just $1 and rewards for funding of $25+.

Good Cycles – Melbourne Mobile Bike Mechanics and Social Enterprise

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We recently moved house and office and along with it all our bicycles – a kids balance bike, single speed, ladies step-through, fold up and cargo bike (if that sounds like a lot we got rid of another three before we moved!). Instead of hauling the lot of them to our local bike shop, and being without our mode of transport for days, we called Good Cycles.

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Good Cycles are mobile bike mechanics whose workshop is based out of Docklands. They ride around the CBD and inner city with their 30+ kg Yuba impressively laden with tools, parts and accessories, servicing bikes in people’s offices, universities and at your home.

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That means you don’t need to be without your bike on your commute and your errands and don’t have to spend your lunch hour or weekends getting your bike fixed. How often do you put off getting your bike serviced because it’s too much hassle? (Guilty as charged).

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Good Cycles rode their cargo bike over to my house and set up in their mobile workshop in my backyard. For almost three hours Mike the mechanic checked, greased, aligned and pumped our bikes, giving them the kind of attention that they hadn’t received in a long time. A standard service costs $77 or you can upgrade to higher levels of service for $120 and $170. Their prices are commensurate with the prices for most local bike shops and they offer discounts for group bookings too.

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Not only is getting your bike serviced by Good Cycles more convenient than taking your bike to a bike shop, the business is also a social enterprise. They teach people in need, such as long term unemployed and homeless, to be bike mechanics (an in-demand job). They work with Melbourne City Mission, job agencies, and the Youth Support and Advocacy to recruit trainees into the program then during the 18 month program, participants are employed as trainees, completing on-and-off the job training in Certificate III in Bicycles and teamed with qualified bike mechanics. The traineeship includes accredited training, employment, personal support and assistance with transition into the open labour market with an option to complete an apprenticeship if they opportunity arises.

Good Cycles also run workshops and classes in bike maintenance and help local governments and community organisations deliver bicycle-based programs. All the profits from the business go back to supporting, training and engaging the people they help.

So with Good Cycles you can get your bike serviced, save time and support a good cause. Win-win for everyone!

Velo-city Global 2014 in Adelaide

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Velo-city Global is the world’s premier international cycling conference. Delegates from around the world have the opportunity to share best practices for creating and sustaining cycling-friendly cities where bicycles are valued as part of daily transport and recreation. 

In 2014 Velo-city Global is coming to Adelaide!  Did you know that Adelaide is ranked in world’s top 10 cities to visit by Lonely Planet in 2014?

Keynote speakers at Velo-city Global 2014 Adelaide will include those who have successfully transformed some of the world’s biggest cities including New York Transport Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Copenhagenize CEO Mikael Colville-Anderson and Ethan Kent, Vice President, Project for Public Spaces.

The conference has an anticipated attendance of around 800 international and local delegates from a range of industries including health & fitness, tourism, local government, recreation, transport, sustainability, and engineering.  

In addition to the conference, Velo-fringe is Adelaide’s newest festival.  Held from 18-30 May 2014, in the lead up to the Velo-city Global Conference, it will be a celebration of bikes and cycling.

 If you’ve got an idea for a bike-related event – a ride, a tour, a talk, an exhibit, a debate, etc – you can take part, simple as that. There is a small registration fee and that gets you a listing on the Velo-fringe website and in the programme, plus assistance in finding a venue if you need it. It’s a great opportunity to spread the good news about cycling.  

For more info, contact velo-fringe@adelaidecitycouncil.com or contact Eugene Suleau on 8203 7111.

Bike Buddies in Sydney

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Bike Buddies is a website which matches aspiring bike riders with experienced riders (‘Angel Buddies’) in Sydney.

The volunteer Angel Buddies meet with aspiring riders and provide the guidance that a new rider needs to feel comfortable and confident. Together, they’ll go on a practice ride and the Angel Buddy will show the buddy the best route and give advice on riding in the city traffic. 

What a great idea – we hope that Bike Buddies will be able to expand nationally one day!

Projector Bike – Free Friday Night Rides

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Projector Bike is a custom-designed three wheeled cargo bike with a high-powered projector and stereo system. This mobile ensemble enables images and films to be shown in public places to large audiences.

Every Friday night Projector Bike will be leaving Testing Grounds at 6:30pm for a free ride to through the city (route map). On the way Projector Bike will be showing award-winning short films, with a fresh playlist every week, then return by around 7:30pm for a drink at the Testing Grounds bar.

Projector Bike
6:30-7:30pm approx
Testing Grounds (map)
1 City Rd, Melbourne

This is a free event for all-ages.

She Spoke Bike Festival by City of Port Phillip – Kids and Family Events

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From March to May City of Port Phillip is presenting She Spoke – Southside Women on WheelsShe Spoke is a festival of rides, workshops and special events celebrating women on bikes, plus they have a series of family-friendly events for kids too. 

 

Pushy Women Excursion – A Mother Daughter Sisterhood Ride

Sunday 9 March, 2-4.30pm
Starting at Elwood Primary School Scott St, Elwood
$15, book at http://pwe-sisterhoodride.eventbrite.com.au

Good2Go Course for kids

T uesday, 8 April, W ednesday 9 April, 9am-1pm
St Kilda Primary School (near basketball court), Brighton Road, St Kilda
Full $25, Conc. $5, book at http://good2go1.eventbrite.com.au
A two day course of fun bike training, teaching skills children need to be confident travellers.

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National Ride2School Day

Wednesday, 14 March
Celebrated at schools across Port Phillip, more info 
www.ride2school.com.au
National Ride2School Day is about celebrating active travel within the school day and encouraging those who haven’t started to give it a go.

Cargo Bike Family Picnic

Sunday 27 April, 11am-2pm
Edwards Park, 219 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne
Free, turn up or book http://cargobikepicnic.eventbrite.com.au
Join us for a family picnic. Test some really practical cargo bikes and meet other cargo bike riders.

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Wheelie Workshop for kids

Saturday 3 May, 9-11am
Bubup Nairm Family and Children’s Centre, 99B Carlisle Street, St Kilda
$5 per child, book at http://wheelieworkshop.eventbrite.com.au
Bike fun for kids with bicycle doctors, bike decorating workshop and a bike runway.

Fix a Flat

Saturday 12 April, 10am-1pm
Back2Bikes@The B2B Garages, 525 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne
Full $10, Conc. free, book at http://fixaflat2.eventbrite.com.au
Hosted by Back2Bikes
Mechanics from Back2Bikes will teach you how to fix a flat tyre and maintain your chains and gears.

Pushy Women South Sunday 2 March – Giveaway!

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City of Port Phillip is presenting She Spoke – Southside Women on Wheels with 3 months of rides, workshops and special events celebrating women on bikes. 

One of their first events is happening this Sunday 2 March at Gasworks Albert Park. It’s Pushy Women South!

They’re smart, sharp, dirty, hot and hilarious and will push the envelope with tales of life, love, lust and everything in between. Town bikes, speed freaks, lycra lasses, dykes on bikes, pedal pushers, dinkers and BMX bandits – you name it, the Pushy Women have it covered. 

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Eight of Melbourne’s most prominent writers, comedians, thinkers and performers will present their take on being a pushy woman. Featuring: Kate Miller Heidke, Chloe Shorten, Tracy Harvey, Monica Dux, Bev Killick, Sally Warhaft, Lally Katz, Nelly Thomas.

Hosted by writer, comedian, atheist postergirl and commuter cyclist evangelist Catherine Deveny, Pushy Women South will bring together Melbourne’s most fabulous and fiercely funny women to share their story of life on two wheels. 

Pushy Women South, Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park

Sunday 2 March, 4 – 6 pm

Tickets: $35 full / $25 conc. plus booking fee

Book your place online, in person at any of City of Port Phillip’s Town Hall Cashier & Enquiries desk or by phone on 9209 6274.

Giveaway! Thanks to The Squeaky Wheel (who have help to organise this event) you can win 2 x Double passes to Pushy Women South. Just click on this link and leave a comment on the post. The two winners will be notified on Friday 28 February and tickets emailed to you.
 
You can also buy tickets now with the discount code Pushy-VIP-10 for $10 off tickets.
 

Cycling Instagram Exhibition and Fund Raiser for Chain Reaction

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Some of Melbourne’s well-known cycling names, such as FYXO, Northside Wheelers, Cycling Tips and the St Kilda Cycling Club, are gathering for a one-off exhibition of cycling imagery and fundraising auction in support of Chain Reaction, a cycling challenge that raises money for children’s charities. 

The event is on Thursday 27 February, 6.30-8.30pm at Rear, Nine Smith Street, Fitzroy (Enter from Little Smith Street). Entry is by donation and food and drinks will be available for purchase. To RSVP email events@neometro.com.au.

Bicycle and picnic engagement photos

We are swooning over these beautiful engagement photos of a couple in Tuscany. A picnic and a bike ride with your loved one is certainly a romantic setting. 

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 via Curitiba Cycle Chic

Tandem wedding bike

We love weddings that feature bikes, especially when the bride and groom arrive in tandem, by tandem.  Happy Valentines Day tomorrow!

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The InterLock Bike Lock – How to Install

Installing your InterLock bike lock is easy. Just pull out the old seatpost, switch your saddle, and put in your new one!

Here’s a step by step guide in how to do it.

       1. Loosen Seatpost        

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                     2. Remove your old seatpost

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     3. Remove seat from old Seatpost 

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           4. Put seat onto your new InterLock seatpost

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5. Put your new InterLock back inside your bike

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     6. Tighten it all up and enjoy your  new InterLock Bike Lock

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The Interlock Video

Learn all about The InterLock bike lock in 55 seconds!