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Get on your bike and work that look with the aid of this colourful compendium of snapshots from around the world of everyday bike-riders who are redefining mobile fashion and emphasizing the fun of city cycling


No one is more attuned to the explosion of these new trends than Mikael Colville-Andersen, who launched the first cycling fashion blog, ‘Copenhagen Cycle Chic’, more than five years ago. The blog went viral, and there are now ‘cycle chic’ blogs from São Paulo to Mexico City, from Tokyo to Vancouver, and from New York to Budapest.

Published in a compact format targeted at the style-conscious and urban tribes of all stripes, hundreds of images in this ingenious collection curated by Colville-Andersen present the most charismatic combinations of individual style and practical function and demonstrate how far cycle wear has moved beyond lycra.

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 21.0 x 14.8 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Illustrations: 368

Publication date: 30 April 2012

ISBN: 9780500516102

Contents List

Introduction • Sartorial Style • Colours, Patterns, Attitude • Bike as Fashion Accessory • The Perfect Article • Angels in Details

About the Author

Mikael Colville-Andresen is the founder of Copenhagenize, a website and consultancy established to advise governments and policy-makers on the importance of urban cycling. A filmmaker by training, he set up Copenhagen Cycle Chic in 2006, a blog which was voted one of the top ten fashion blogs by Guardian newspaper and one of the top 100 blogs by The Times. He lives and cycles in Copenhagen.

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