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The biggest scaredy-cat learns to not fall off a bicycle!

Well, after 7 years of living with a cyclist (commuter/roady/grocery carrier) the biggest scaredy-cat in all of the cosmos (that'd be me) finally boarded a brompton and learnt not to fall off.


Amazingly (to me at least, but probably not to normal people) it only took me 6 days to go from sitting on a stationary brompton (with my feet only fleetingly leaving the ground) to pedaling from my trainer's view.


I am on now riding ( in a very wobbly and not very controlled fashion) but least my legs are going around (as are the wheels) and I haven't crashed  - although there are still a few stop/starts especially if I think I am too close to...well anything (posts, bumps, slopes, grates etc).


So, here I am...trying to be a cycle-chick, rather than just a plain chicken.

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Whatever
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Tell us about your bikes
Bromette (by Brompton) from Cheeky is:
- fabulously folding!
- outrageously orange!
- convenient for commuting!

Julliet (by Viva) from Velosophy is:
- sensationally sit-uppy!
- ravishingly red!
- voluptuous 'vintage-style'!
- dashingly Danish!

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I'm a commuter convert thanks to bold Bromette

Posted on September 8, 2011 at 5:08pm 0 Comments

It's hard to believe it - but I'm a cycling commuter, a mere 7 months after finally facing my falling fears!!

  My (still new) bold bright orange brompton (named Bromette) has been carrying me to and from work in style and comfort for a few months now.

  Jealously is only thinnly vieled…


Scaredy-cat's first solo sojourn

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 7:31pm 5 Comments

This week I braved the big bad world, roads and drivers – without my riding instructor, escort and all round nice-guy.


Without anyone to monitor traffic conditions for us, Julliet and I rode slow and steadily - using park paths, back streets and shared paths. We resorted to a bell chime only once, to warn a couple who were preoccupied in a canoodle on the path. Julliet disarmed them with her sheer beauty and sparkle.…


Sensationally sit-uppy!

Posted on February 4, 2011 at 7:24pm 7 Comments

Its now been a month since I boarded a borrowed brompton and learnt to ride. It seems that bike-lust is an automatic side-effect of acquiring pedal power - so after seeing Julliet (by Viva) in the window at Velosophy (EQ) I coveted her.

A wobbly test ride sealed the deal - so sensationally sit-uppy!  Thankfully I have a handsome, encouraging (not to say generous) partner who happened to have a credit card handy - so now Julliet is mine, mine, all mine!!

I even rode her…


Big scaredy-cat learns to ride...

Posted on January 4, 2011 at 7:00pm 7 Comments

Well, after 7 years of…


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At 8:20am on February 7, 2011, Kathy Francis said…

Welcome to helmetless riders Bicycle Belle. I loved reading you story and I'm lusting after your bike.


The more of us 'normal' looking people on the roads the better for the image of cycling. Well done !!

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