Hello we have two places up for grabs on this tweedtastic cycle chic event!
Please send an email to the address below, preferably with a photo of you looking stunning on your bicycle or of your intended outfit and permission to let us feature you on sheffield cycle chic by 6pm tomorrow (Sunday 7th)
You must be able to get to London before next Friday to pick up the tickets (or get a friend to collect for you) and be able to get to London for an early start on Saturday 13th April for the ride.
with the help of two new contributors Jeff and Graeme, to help carry on spreading the word.
The new website has been designed by Graeme, who has been busy slaving away for weeks and Jeff has also been busy over the last month taking photos and stopping unsuspecting cyclists in the street!
I will continue to run the tumblr blog, with all sorts of cycling related bits and bobs and, but sheffieldcyclechic.com will be a pure cycle chic blog. The Cycle Chic Sundays information will also be posted over there.
So what are you waiting for? Hurry up and head over there for a look!
A new rear rack (the proper size) with integral stand. From David Hembrow ’s Dutch Bike Bits
The fixing wasn’t included, luckily the one off my old rack fitted
The light is a battery powered LED, also from David Hembrow
I also got round to fitting the front light, also a battery LED, onto the original Raleigh bracket.
The stand lifts the rear wheel so the rack doesn’t look level in this picture, but it is when sat properly on the ground. I’ve also replaced the original grips with moulded cork ones, which are more comfortable. Thanks to the tip from Portlandize about using the hairdrier to get the old ones off. The grips were from Rose I’m quite happy with them, but wish I’d tried them on a ride before gluing them as ideally now I’d rotate them slightly more to give a greater variety of hand positions.
I’ve also added to Raleigh integral bungees in black and white (but they are hidden by the panniers) This means I can put my D-lock on top of the rack. The old rack had a spring loaded top which I used to put it in, but the new one is flat (obviously for the benefit of any passengers (it is afterall Dutch).
Sheffield Cyclists Touring Club is celebrating its centenary
"This weekend Sheffield Cyclists Touring Club is celebrating its centenary and we have two events to tempt you:
On Saturday join us at the Lantern Theatre in Nether Edge for a film night. The main feature is a fabulous feel good film ‘Breaking Away’ (12) about an American cycling mad teenager who wishes he was an Italian champion. Tickets available on the door. Details here http://www.sheffieldctc.org/?cat=9
On Sunday, we are expecting good weather for our family friendly ride to Blackburn Meadows. The route is flat and almost entirely on a route separate from the road. If you marvelled at Graeme’s ability to amuse the children on the Cycle Chic ride in June, join us and see if he can do it again. Details here: http://www.sheffieldctc.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/July-Family-Ride.pdf”
The first stage has been made shorter and only has a very small amount of on road riding to make it suitable for very young kids.
The second stage has omitted Frog Walk, which is too narrow for a large group and goes through the Cemetery instead and the last part of the Moor has been omitted to make the approach to the Peace Gardens easier.
The third stage has been shortened to avoid Ecclesall Road, finishing at the Botanical Gardens. (If anyone needs to get back to Endcliffe Park it’s not too far away).