Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Belfast Cycle Chic
I doubt I'm alone in this, so if this something that frustrates you as a cyclist (or even puts you off the idea of cycling all together), and you live in the Belfast area, then I suggest you check out Cycle Chic tomorrow night, for Cycle Fashion & Beauty 101.
In association with BikeDock Belles and part of Bike Fortnight, this free event at Taps 2 (see below for address details) runs from 6-8pm and will feature cycle fashion for those who refuse to sacrifice style for the sake of function (lets face it, why should we?) with clothes and accessories from Bike Dock and expert styling by Belfast hair and beauty salon Bellaire. There will also be a range of looks from a number of Northern Ireland fashion and vintage stores, including Spiral Threads, Bean Boutique and the Rusty Zip, aimed at making the transition from cycling from day to night, as easy and chic as possible.
The event will also include highlights from cycle documentary Beauty and the Bike, the Darlington Media project that explores the differing attitudes to cycling held by UK women, in comparison to our counterparts in Europe and around the world.
Cycle Chic is funded by Travelwise NI, NICI and CTC, and takes place at Taps 2, Cotton Court (click here for Google Map), Thursday 24th June, from 6pm. I'll be heading down myself, and will hopefully pick up some much needed tips, to report back for those of you who either live out of area of can't make it down.