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.

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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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London’s Tweed Run

London’s Rugby Tweed Run is just around the corner and we have a range of products perfectly suited for the occasion! Gather up some of your chums and join in on this “metropolitan bicycle ride with a bit of style.”

The Tweed Run will set off on Saturday November 26th, participants will meet at the newly launched Ralph Lauren Rugby store in Covent Garden and will take part in exciting activities along the route including the lovely Tea Break on Royal Avenue, Chelsea to a smashing soiree at the end of the course.

Dress in your very best style because various awards will be offered ranging from best vintage bicycle, most dapper chap, and most dashing dame. Not sure what you plan on wearing? For those of you looking for a last minute style fix Cyclodelic has some dandy new tweed attire.

Products include our Tweed Reflective Cuff Links for £25 and a newly crafted Tweed Cravate for £35. These can be bought separately or if you fancy both you can pick up a set for £55.  Sporting these posh items you are guaranteed to stand out from the rest of the crowd!

Run:Bike:Run

Looking to get in to shape after Easter or need a new fitness goal post your London marathon success? 

The world’s largest run-bike-run event, the London Duathlon, will take place in Richmond Park in five months time on Sunday 11th September 2011. So, turn your sights to a new challenge and sign up now.

London Duathlon offers three race distances, so no matter what level of fitness you are at, you can enter. Competitors can enter individually for all distances or, for the Ultra and Challenge races, as a relay team of two or three. There are also children’s races.

For the first time this year, London Duathlon has teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support, so competitors can run and fundraise under the banner of Team Macmillan. Team Macmillan competitors will get a free place in the event in return for raising £400.

The three race distances are: 

Fun:  5km run, 10km cycle, 5km run
Challenge : 10km run, 20km cycle, 5km run
Ultra: 20km run, 80km cycle, 10km run

Places are filling up fast so enter today at www.thelondonduathlon.co.uk

London Duathlon’s training partner RG Active will be running a range of training sessions in Richmond Park leading up to the event. Perfect for people who have signed up or are thinking of signing up to practise transition or just get extra running or cycling training from the experts

Bamboo Bow T-shirt & The London SkyRide

Our Bamboo Bow T-shirt was featured in The Guardian today, alongside a fantastic interview with Erin O’Connor.  Aside from her superstar model status, Erin has a less-known passion: cycling!  It is great to read her interview on cycling fashion.  “It’s not the bike; it’s what you wear when riding it that counts. Style and functionality can coexist.” She told the Guardian.

picture: goskyride.com

Formerly the London Freewheel, the Mayor of London Skyride will be held from 10am-4pm on Sunday the 5th of September. This ride is unique, in that it is designed for riders to literally take over the streets of central London.  With all traffic banned on the route this day, riders are able to pedal along, enjoying the sights without worrying about being hit by traffic.  This massive demonstration of pedal power will follow along the Thames before winding through the city streets.  Iconic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London will be key points in the 15km route.  Participation is completely free.  For more information, and to register for the event click this link.

Postcard from Ruth

Ruth’s adventure from Land’s End to John O’Groats has almost come to an end.  Ruth has raised £1358.00 of her £2000 goal, and cycled nearly 1050 miles on her fold-up bicycle!  She still needs your support, so please give generously.

Ruth Nicol’s Fundraising for Sustrans

Ruth Nicol’s Fundraising for Barnados

Check back in a couple of days for an update of Ruth’s journey.

Tweed Run 2010

On Saturday we headed out in glorious sunshine for the second annual Tweed Run.

This stylish bicycle ride through the Capital is like a tweed critical mass of all things vintage. Nearly tripling last year’s number of participants, this year, 400 cyclists took part in the ride through London. Pre-registration was full in just 2 hours!

At fourteen miles long, the route started at the Tate Britain, passed Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral and stopped halfway for a spot of tea in Kensington Gardens to the sounds of a string quartet. We finished at The Bathhouse in Bishopsgate where we celebrated by sipping on Hendricks Gin and Tonic, tantalising our taste buds with a mouthwatering selection of home made cakes and shimmying to the sounds of a swing band. Prizes were given for best moustache and best outfits.

Twin Capes - Amy meets Cyclodelic customer Toni in Kensington Gardens


Christopher and Becs

The Tweed Run team are still totting up the totals, but so far the event has already raised £1400 for Bikes4Africa. Their online shop is still open with some dandy products so treat yourself now and help a fantastic cause! Click here to get your spoke cards and pins!

Bicycles, Bonnets, Bunnies & Booze

Thank you for everyone who entered Sunday’s Easter Bicycle Treasure Hunt in Bristol and helped us raise money towards our London to Paris Fashion Cycle for the Environmental Justice Foundation in July. Especially the Howies guys and girls for turning up to lend a hand on their day off and Nick and Hatty for putting us up, lending their extensive local knowledge and taking the pictures below.

We were unbelievably lucky to have a day of glorious Spring sunshine and everyone had great fun partaking in chocolate egg and spoon races, getting pictures of strangers in moustaches, beating the rabbit at chance, hunting for eggs, and eating apples with no hands.

There’s no doubt that we’ll be back in Bristol soon so if you’re interested in coming to future events or having us organise a bicycle treasure hunt in your area e mail events@cyclodelic.co.uk so we can keep you up to date.

Eggs for our Easter Treasure hunt

Whilst most of the country took the day off team Cyclodelic have been hard at work (if you can call it that) dying eggs, sewing bunny ears and making golden chick beaks – all in preparation for this Sunday’s Easter Bicycle Treasure Hunt. So please come along and take part and join in with our festive frivolity all for the love of a beautiful machine.

The event starts at the Howies store in Bristol from 4PM and ends back there for party and prizes from 7PM. Further info below.

Cyclodelic Easter Bicycle Treasure Hunt

Come as your favourite Summer drink, don a fine Easter bonnet or fluff up your cottontail for an afternoon’s bicycle adventure around Central Bristol.

Cycle solo or in small teams to checkpoints around the city centre to collect Easter eggs & points & POINTS = PRIZES. In what order you collect them is up to you, some will be hidden & some will require tasks that can earn you points for style. Extra points will be given for best bunnies, top bonnets & booze inspired costumes (your Sunday best is allowed, as dapper & delightful will also earn you points).

Once the hunt is up and all the eggs are eaten (or broken) its back to Howies for Havana Rum and prize giving and a chance to see an exhibition of bicycle themed artworks from illustrators around the globe.

What you’ll need:

£5 entry with all profits going to the Environmental Justice Foundation
your beloved bicycle
a street map of Bristol
a digital camera or camera phone
your lock for the party after