Of course, you probably already know this. I regularly bike around town in skirts and heels, my vintage riding hat protecting my head from traumatic injury. I wouldn’t be caught dead in one of those high visibility fluorescent yellow monstrosities that cyclists in New Zealand tend to live in, or the head-to-toe lyrcra get up. Come on, is it really necessary? Especially those people in $500 worth of specialized gear, to go to or from the office.
Seriously, it’s not the Tour De France. You’re on a bicycle. We know you’re a cyclist.
I favour my mustard yellow Cambridge Satchel for visibility, and a red rear-end flasher for my own safety, which is of course important, but you don’t have to look like a fool riding around town to be safe.
Cyclists are sexy, as this model from Frock’s On Bikes Wheel Stylish fashion show proved yesterday:
In addition being sexy while cycling in a cute frock, I also got to hang out with Wellington’s newly elected green party mayor – Celia Wade-Brown. Photographic proof coming soon!