Gift Ideas for Her

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We’ve selected some products that the cycling women in your life will love. From bags to bells to baskets, these gifts will warm her heart this Christmas.

Under $30

I Love My Bike Bell $14.95

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Dorothy Bike Basket Cover $29.95

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Pageant Queen Reflective Sash $29.95

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Under $50

 Pandan Handlebar Basket $39.95

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Raisin Rayncape $49.95

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Disco-bright Reflective Legwarmers $49.95

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Under $100

Pink Leather and Canvas Backpack $79.95

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 Apple Panniers $89.95

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Cherry Straw Bobbin Shopper $99.95

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Under $150

Black Charm Shopper $109.95

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 Charcoal Waxed Canvas Rack Tote $119.95

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Fanfare Loop Pannier $139.95

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 You can also purchase a gift voucher for any amount if you can’t decide!

 

 

December Christmas Markets in Melbourne

For Christmas you can purchase with convenience online 24/7 or if you’re in Melbourne we will be popping up in real life at the following markets. Come by for some market-only specials and exclusive market products!

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Sunday 1 December – Melbourne Design Market @ Federation Square, Melbourne

The Melbourne Design Market is held twice a year in July and December. Over 10,000 visitors are drawn to its carpark location at Melbourne’s Federation Square, transformed for each occasion into a design show that features the latest in fashion, homewares, furniture, lighting and so much more. Meet the designers, enjoy fine food and coffee, and be part of the Melbourne Design Market’s own style in fostering and promoting design.

  • Sunday 1 December 10am – 5pm, Federation Square carpark

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Friday 7 December to Sunday 9 December – The Big Design Market @ Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton

The Big Design Market will be the biggest market of its kind in Australia, bringing together the best of independent Australian and international design over 3 huge days. Find fashion and accessories, homewares and textiles, lifestyle and kids products, stationery and books. A unique shopping event not to be missed!

  • Friday 7 December 10am – 9pm
  • Saturday 8 December 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 9 December 10am – 5pm
  • Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson St, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne View google map

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Friday 14 December to Saturday 15 December - Sisters’ Market @ QV Square, Melbourne

Sisters’ Market will be holding a twilight market in QV Square is one of Melbourne’s largest public spaces. QV is an urban precinct giving shoppers the freedom to wander and discover the eclectic mix of shops, cafes and restaurants at their own pace. Shop, have a coffee, grab a drink or sit in QV Square and take it all in!

  • Friday 14 December 12pm – 7pm
  • Saturday 15 December 12pm – 7pm
  • QV Square, Level 2 cnr Lonsdale and Swanston St, Melbourne

 

Melbourne Bike Share En Masse 2012

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Friday is the most relaxed day of the work week for most of us, so what better way to celebrate than with a bike ride and free stuff.

In 2011 Andy White aka cycling personality Fyxomatosis gathered together cyclists from all over Melbourne to create a new World Record for the most bike share bikes in one place at the one time.

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In 2012 Cheryl Lin from Business Chic and I joined the group in another world record attempt at En Masse. So we didn’t reach a higher number this year but we did grab our free Melbourne Bike Share bike, pedal our way to uber-sustainable cafe Silo by Joost and enjoyed free coffees (Cheryl was very jittery after drinking numerous coffees in the quest to win a Giant Via bike!), a filling egg sandwich and pork sandwich between the two of us, muffin and a chat with Melbourne’s cycling community. 

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If you missed En Masse this year then look out for event details in 2013. You can also see more bike goodness from Fyxomatosis at the inaugural Australian Custom Bicycle Show coming up on 1 and 2 December at  167 Gladstone St, South Melbourne.

Red Riding

This cycle chic outfit is a little bit Red Riding Hood, a little bit Snow White.

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Vogue Espana and the BMX

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We have no idea how the BMX rider is relevant to this fashion editorial – but Vogue is Vogue. Love the Miu Miu, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs outfits.

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Floral jumpsuit and platform heels

We love the easy breezy fun of this cycle chic jumpsuit, plus check out those platform sandals!

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A girl, A style

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We love A girl, A style, a dreamy blog written by an Australian girl living in London and Cambridge filled with all things bright and beautiful. 

We especially love the fact that she rides a Pashley around town, sometimes filled with pink blooms to match her pink accessorised outfit.

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High colour fun with United Colors of Benetton Korea

United Colors of Benetton Korea presented an advertising campaign entitled “Magic Bike Ride” in the Korean magazine High Cut. Colours like no other!

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Kids Wicker Basket on a trike

One of our customers, a photographer, shared this gorgeous photo of her daughter  modelling the kids wicker basket on her trike. Too cute!

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Branchline Bicycle Rack by Quarterre Studio, England

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The Branchline Bicycle Rack by Quarterre Studio is a luxurious bike rack for your home. It’s made in England using sustainably sourced bamboo and the sculptural steel brackets can be used to fix the stand to the wall.

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The arm supports are hand-finished in leather to protect the bike frame.

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We the People

Australia street-style fashion blog We The People snapped this lovely lass on a polkadot Gorman bike.

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November Po Campo bag promotion

We have just received our latest shipment of Po Campo’s awesome bike bags, including some new colours that are exclusive to CycleStyle in Australia

To celebrate we’re giving away a free Reflective Pin with every Po Campo bag purchase in November (until stocks last). There’s no need to enter a special code – the pin will be automatically added to your shipment.

This is your chance to do your Christmas shopping early and to keep a little gift for yourself too :–)

 

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A picnic for Melbourne Cup Day

We are taking an extra long weekend break from Friday 2 November to Thursday 8 November due to Melbourne Cup Day public holiday on Tuesday 6 November.  

The online store will still be open and receiving orders during this period and any orders will dispatch from Thursday 8 November. 

In the meantime, Melbourne Cup and the Spring Racing Carnival has got us thinking about picnics. More specifically, this bike pannier/picnic basket by Netherlands-based designer Jeriël Bobbe of Bloon Design.

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‘Springtime’ has panels that rest over the top of your bike’s back rack like panniers. To set up your picnic, the pannier sides fold out to transform into square bench seats, while a top panel opens into a small table.

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Apparently Bloon Design intends to have a web store for purchases available soon. We’d love to test-drive one this Spring!

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Speedy

Did your ride to work feel (or look) like this today?

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Bicycle Powered Popsicles by Six Strawberries

With the Australian summer setting in, we’re hoping to see more businesses like Six Strawberries springing up. 

Six Strawberries is a Seattle artisan ice pops company who pedal their mobile popsicle carts from neighbourhood to neighbourhood. They specialise in dairy-free popsicles (or ice lollies as the Brits call them)  with a focus on local ingredients and interesting flavors such as Peanut Butter and Jelly, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie and Thai Iced Tea.

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It took six months of experiments in a home kitchen to devise the unique flavors, with the two founders learning the chemistry behind varying freezing temperatures, improving the workflow and of course lots of tastings. Their photo stream of happy customers is making us jealous!

And when the winter sets in, the founders go back to their day jobs – karaoke host and film maker. 

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Cycling Cartoons by Dave Walker

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We are enjoying these cycling cartoons by UK cartoonist Dave Walker which we found on his website Cycling Cartoons.  Dave has been drawing cartoons professionally since 2005 and he enjoys all kinds of cycling – on the road, mountain biking, and  simply getting around town. We’re looking forward to seeing more of his work!

 

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Business Chic ditches the umbrella for a Rayncape

One of our most popular rain products is the Melbourne-designed Rayncape.  The Rayncape is a water-resistant cape that comes in its own little pouch, ready to pull out when the rains come. Fashion blogger Cheryl at Business Chic provides a review of the product here and here’s an example of the Rayncape in action:

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Livin’ in the 70s

Gorgeous bike shot with models styled in a hyper-70s look. No helmet hair here!

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Bicycle (Leporello) by Ugo Gattoni

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Bicycle (Leporello) by Ugo Gattoni is a short book/booklet inspired by the 2012 London Olympic Games. In the book artist Ugo Gattoni intricately illustrates a cycle race through the streets of London. From elite athletes to cycle couriers, commuters, bankers, delivery boys, mums with kids, youths on stolen mountain bikes to fashionistas and hipsters on fixed gear bikes – pretty soon you will realize this is no ordinary road race!

Wingman instructions

The Wingman‘s sleeves are designed to be a snug fit so you need to insert the ribs with caution.

Whilst we have taken care to round the edges, some edges may remain, so be careful when handling and inserting (normal household scissors can be used to trim the ribs if you are worried).

Take particular care not to crease the ribs, rip the liner or stitching and make sure they are guided into the reinforced internal tarpaulin pouches at either end.

We recommend laying the Wingman flat on the floor. Insert the ribs in the top section first, and guide the ribs over the two horizontal struts. Ensure the ribs are pushed all the way home, into the reinforced pockets. Once the top section has been inserted, you need to insert the bottom section. This requires you to carefully bend and insert the bottom end of the rib, in a controlled manner, and ensure it reaches the reinforced pocket at the end. Once the batten is in place, velcro the liner flap in place to hide the rib.

Check out this video if you would like to see a demonstration.

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