Cyclodelic Christmas Wednesdays

Starting November 28th cycle down to Columbia Road for Christmas Wednesdays. Enjoy browsing some of London’s best independent retailers while sipping on mulled wine and indulging in a mince pie or two! This is the perfect time to get all of your Cyclodelic gear for the holiday season!

Shop from 5-9 pm every Wednesday till Christmas!

Cant wait to see you all there!

xx

Cyclodelic

 

Rock Out in your Crock Helmet!

Stay on Trend from Winter into Spring

Be fashionable while staying safe!
Many of the Fall and Winter trends are continuing into Spring! Time to purchase your NEW and trendy helmet that will stay in style!

From walking the runway to riding down the road, you will be wearing the latest trends for Spring and Summer 2013!

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Designer Proenza Schouler

 

With leathers making anyone look edgy, rock this brown crocodile helemet around town. Animal print leather can make any woman feel wild!

Purchase your Crock Helmet HERE!

NEW Cyclodelic Kids

Whether your little princess wants to look pretty in pink or rock out in leopard, staying visible has never been so fun!

With shorter days and longer nights ahead, make sure you and your children stay safe while cycling around town!

Our reflective sashes feature a wide strip of 3M Scotchlite fabric. 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material reflects light back to its source, such as vehicle headlights, making the wearer visible to the motorists more easily and earlier. As a result, motorists have more time to react!

London to Windsor Charity Bike Ride

Come and see us at the finish line of the London to Windsor Charity Bike Ride this Sunday, 2nd September 2012 in aid of the Guide Dogs charity.

There will be refreshment stops at regular intervals and Bike Events provide full back-up, including route-signing, marshals, medics, mechanics and support vehicles.  At the finish you’ll find entertainment, food stalls, a beer tent, music, sports massage and a circus big top!

Riders can choose between a 37 mile on-road route from Richmond Green to Alexandra Gardens in Windsor or an alternative 29 mile route that’s perfect for families, both follow leafy lanes through the pretty villages of the Thames Valley.

By taking part in the London to Windsor cycle ride, riders can help Guide Dogs to create more amazing guide dog partnerships. The cost of a guide dog from birth to retirement is around £50,000 – the funds participants raise will go towards supporting this cost. The world can be a confusing and dangerous place to someone who is blind or partially sighted. It’s often easier to stay indoors than risk the busy streets and potential hazards outside. Research shows that around 180,000 visually impaired people never leave home alone. Guide Dogs wants a world in which blind and partially sighted people have the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

Come and visit us for great on the day offers on our full range of fun and functional cycling clothing and accessories.

You can enter online at the www.bike-events.com website with discounts for teams of 6 or more and students or register on the day.

Cycle Chic’s ‘Hot in a Helmet’

Lady cyclists, are you concerned about your safety on the streets but tired of that less-than-fashionable piece of plastic you wear on your head to protect yourself? Cycle chic is on a mission this summer to rid the helmet of its ugly and geeky stereotype and we want to help! The women at cycle chic are holding a campaign to find the trendiest helmets out there and share those styles with cyclists everywhere. Submit a photo of yourself in your trendy helmet to hotinahelmet@gmail.com or tweet them a picture @cyclechic….and don’t forget to take a look at our selection of Sawako Furuno’s eternally stylish helmets at our website. 

Cyclodelic spots their favourite bikes in Oxford and Cambridge

Last week, two of our interns spent a day in Cambridge and a day in Oxford spotting their favourite bikes and rewarding their owners with a surprise discount on our website. While a lot of our business comes from London, we are looking to expand our clientele to other major cycling cities, and our interns were certainly excited to see all of the great bikes and enthusiastic cyclists throughout Oxford and Cambridge. We are looking forward to new cyclists sporting our Cyclodelic gear and reaching out to others throughout the UK. Here are a few pictures of their favourite bikes and our discount cards these lucky cyclists found in their bike spokes. Keep an eye out for a discount of your own!

Countries display kit from local designers for Olympics

Throughout the Olympics, spectators and viewers have had the opportunity to see countries from all over the world display Olympic fashions and uniforms made by local designers. While some countries chose a more subdued and formal look, other countries like Jamaica and Russia opted for bright colours and patterns, allowing them to standout from the rest. Team GB, adorning designs from Stella McCartney, performs in uniforms featuring patterns of a modernized union flag.

At the opening ceremonies team GB sported white track suits with gold detail to give the costumes a little extra flare.

US athletes made their Olympic debut in Ralph Lauren ties, sweaters, and blazers, channelling a more preppy look. US cyclists competed in uniforms of red, white, and blue, highlighting the stars and stripes of the American flag.

While many countries chose a more formal look, we enjoyed many of the creative and colourful choices of other Olympic teams. Some of our favourites were the uniforms of Jamaica, featuring bright patterns of green and yellow, and the Czech Republic’s unique use of umbrellas as a fashion accessory.

Athletes from around the world are looking great on and off the competition field in a year that has been coined the most stylish Olympics yet! Make sure to tune in to see the world’s best athletes set records and achieve greatness!

Women’s Olympic Road Race

Spectators at Box Hill, south of London, were in high spirits on Sunday despite the continuous thunder and intermittent downpours. Bike enthusiasts from all over the world gathered to watch the 140 km women’s Olympic road race.

Filled with numerous attacks and counter-attacks the tension and excitement from the crowd fueled the riders to push ever harder. Especially notable was Pooley’s climbing efforts on the steep inclines of the Box Hill circuit. Punctures and the odd encounter with roadside ditches added to the already high tensions as riders battled to regain their positions in the race sometimes adopting unorthodox methods, drafting the support cars to limit their air resistance, praying judges would turn a blind eye.

The Dutch cyclist Marianna Vos and British sprinter Lizzie Amitstead took the lead around 45 km before the finish line closely pursued by Russian Olga Zabelinskaya. The trio showed great team work keeping a steady 45 second lead from the chasing Americans and Italians. Vos finally took home gold after an impressive sprint in the last 200m. Armitstead was close behind but unfortunately couldn’t compete with Vos’ powerful sprint, coming in at second place to win the silver medal.

Cyclodelic would like to congratulate Lizzie on bringing home Great Britain’s first medal of the London 2012 Olympics and wish everyone a continued happy Olympic Games!

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How to Watch Olympic Road Cycling for Free

Looking for a way to watch road cycling at the Olympics but didn’t get hold of any tickets? Luckily, several places around London are offering ways for fans to cheer on their favourite cyclists free of charge.

The Surrey Hills Road Race Festival at the Denbies Wine Estate will attract thousands to watch and support the competitors, featuring  BBC screens and a live view of the cyclists as they loop around the course to Box Hill. The free festival will also hold an expo of bikes and accessories from some of the biggest names in cycling, as well as food, music, and entertainment for the whole family.

Kingston upon Thames is planning on hosting thousands of spectators as the town centre is situated close to the finish line of the women’s cycling event on the 29th of July. Catch a glimpse of some of the world’s premiere athletes while also enjoying Kingston’s vibrant shops and restaurants.

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Putney, through which cyclists will pass four times during their races on Saturday and Sunday, is expected to be another popular viewing point for non-ticket holders. Similar to Kingston, Putney and its residents have been working together to make these events enjoyable for the whole family. There will be barbecues, music, a large market, and children’s activities.

However you choose to watch, be sure to catch the world’s best cyclists as they compete for gold. The men’s road race begins at 10:00 on Saturday the 28th and the women’s road race at 12:00 on Sunday the 29th. The women’s individual time trial starts at 12:30 on the 1st of August and the men’s time trial at 14:25 on the same day.