Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Get on yer BIKE!

I have been pashing for a Pashley for many years now.  Then i discovered Beg Bikes.Which i am even more in love with, oh the Ladies Betty in vintage sage green, swoon!  But as i have only been self employed for six months now, i couldn't justify £750 on something just because it was drop dead mouth wateringly pretty, beautiful, to die for, lovely!  I even contacted Beg to beg for company sponsorship but alas nothing.

I have recently moved to West Bridgford in Nottingham.  Its a stones throw from the city centre.  Its a hip and cool part of the city, where many locals potter around on their sit up and beg bikes.  I needed on.  Yes needed one.  I said to myself it would pay for its self!  I came across this Kensington Hamptopn city shopper, for only £160!  The thing that sold me, i am gonna be honest here; is its colour!  That vintage sage green that i have been begging over in the Beg bike.  Its no beg bike, but it will do.  I have called her Mavis and i love her!

She arrived in bits, i was quite nervous about buying a bike online without test riding her.  But did i mention she was vintage sage green and had a basket!

My first time on a bike in over a decade! Dress-handmade by me

 I have been trying to get Maybellene to sit nicely in the basket, so we can go on many adventures together.  We have been practising in the park but all she does is cry.  looking at getting a back wicker caged basket for her.  Do any of you take your fur babies cycling?

I am quite upset that i missed the Vintage cycle ride at the weekend,  so today Mavis and I left Maybellene at home and went on adventure together.  I cycled along the Trent to home pier point through Lady Bay.  I was gone for hours, i wanted to go further but the weather turned nasty.
 I had such good fun going on my own little adventure.  No doubt i will feel it tomorrow!

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  1. What a GLORIOUS bike!!!! LOVE the colour! If I didn't already have a bike - I would be sorely tempted!

  2. Hello Pretty :)

    how beautiful is your bicycle, I love the dog in the basket jaja

    Nice photos <3

  3. I'm considering getting a trailer to pull with my bike 'Doris' for my doggy Winston, he's far too wriggly in my basket which puts me dangerously off balance!!! Love your bike and great price too