Maybe it’s the sculpted angles of the mixte frame that appealed to today’s chic cyclist – she described herself as an architect, but what she does seems to go way beyond architecture as we know it! (Check out her website here)
For our purposes, we love her style! Not a thread of hi-viz, just a smile and a classic steel bike. And check out the glorious sunshine in the background – looks like summer’s just around the corner!
With her long coat, practical basket, and natty knitted hat, we simply had to ask this stylish lady for her photograph.
Little did we know, however, that this is no ordinary bike rider. This is Dr. Rachel Aldred, senior lecturer in transport at the University of Westminster. She was attending a London Cycling Campaign rally in support of Cycle-Superhighway 11 – a route that would provide a vital corridor of protected cycling infrastructure from North London to the centre of town.
Consultations for this Superhighway close on March 20th, so if you would like to help out, please give support for the proposals and let Transport for London know what a brilliant idea it is!
Through her media appearances and contributions, Rachel Aldred has done some tremendous work promoting good infrastructure for people on bikes. The fact that she turns out for protests like this one shows that she really practices what she preaches.
Follow Rachel on Twitter: @rachelaldred
I don’t know if it’s the bowler hat, the tweed coat, the leather gloves, the classic mixte, or the superlative moustache… but this gentleman is in a class of his own!
Modern London Cycle Chic lives on, even in an age of hi-viz and helmets. We salute you, sir.
Spotted in the Regent’s Park area while attending the London Cycling Campaign’s “Save CS11 protest”