Thursday, 14 July 2011

Cyclechic's tips for Shopping & Cycling


  • Park your bike in one place and walk from shop to shop: If you are visiting a few different shops don't be tempted to take your bike from shop to shop, park it somewhere in the middle so you only have to lock and unlock once.
  • Panniers, Panniers, Panniers: Using panniers will make your life so much easier, balancing Sainsbury's bags off your handlebars is neither safe nor a good look! Our Kitsch Kitchen pannier shoppers are ideal and are on sale this summer, now only £29.59! They hook on and off the bike in seconds so you can take them into the supermarket and load your groceries up straight from the till.
  • Mount Lock to Frame: Finding space for your lock when you are loaded up with shopping can be a problem. So invest in a D Lock that comes with a Frame mount.
  • Try a Waitrose Trailer: Selected Waitrose branches offer cycle specific trailers that you can attach to your bike to get your shopping back more easily.
  • Order heavy stuff online: For those heavy or cumbersome items; cans, olive oil, kitchen roll, do an online shop to lighten the load.

7 comments:

Southern Biking Belle said...

These are great tips: and I love that picture. Such great designs!

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Jillian said...

these are lovely designs. if i had a touring bike, id definitely purchase some nice panniers :)

http://thefashioncyclist.blogspot.com/

Zo said...

Great Tips! I love the panniers, they're beautiful, I'll have to invest in some myself!x

Caz said...

Great, so glad you like the tips and the panniers x

Jemma said...

Great post! I'm going to buy one of those vintage box bags for my because you can lock them too.

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ruthie said...

I love your blog and Im interested in one of the Sawako Furuno helmet! Im a bonifide pashley fan! I have just purchased the pashley sonnet bliss and it is such a joy to ride. When will you be coming to spitalfields market again this year? Another question I had, was where can I buy the sawako furuno helmets?

Great blog!! Keep it up!!

Caz said...

Hi Ruthie - A Sawako Furuno helmet will be the perfect match for your Sonnet Bliss. We don't have another Spitalfields date booked but you can buy them online http://www.cyclechic.co.uk/
Or you can book an appointment at our Shoreditch office and come and try some on.
Caz :)