With summer in its death throes (or, if you rather, with autumn firmly set in), opportunities to get out and enjoy the, um, nice, weather are waning. But opportunities to show off your bicycle are plentiful. London's second annual Freewheel is later this month, and looming fare hikes on the buses and tube are as good a reason as any to start pedaling. But if you just want to look good while rolling around on two wheels, then we recommend this weekend's Sunday Cycle Picnic at London Fields.
Sponsored by Bobbin Bicycles, helmet designer Sawako Furuno, and Caz Nicklin of Cyclechic.co.uk, these ladies are devoted to the idea of cycling as a fashionable means of transportation. Guests are encouraged to don their bests, bring a picnic and enjoy the social side of bicycling. The afternoon will feature garden games, a boutique selling bicycles and accessories, and a pedal-powered cinema showing cycling films. They will also be giving away a Bobbin Bicycle to the most fashionably dressed lass.
Sunday Cycle Picnic: Sunday, 7 September, 12-5pm. London Fields, E8. Bicycle parking will be provided, as will a marquee in case of rain.
Image provided by Caz Nicklin.