SEASONAL | The Conscious Cyclist: His & Her's Gifts22.12.13
EVOCHA The Austen Sapphire Shirt, £45 | LIZZIE LOCK MILLINERY Henri Straw Cap, £60 | WEAR PANDA Burgundy Red Jackson Sunglasses, $120 | PATAGONIA Red Nano Puff Vest, $149 | VELECO Organic Cotton Shopper Bag, £5.50 | EARTHLUST Stainless Steel Owl Bottle, £14.55 | GOSSYPIUM Yogawear Double 3/4 Top [White], £35 | VANESSA AUGRIS Vlisco African Print Slim Fit Pants, £127 | NEU AURA Vegan Piper Loafer Style Flat Shoes, £72 | BAMBOOCYCLES UR Racer, £505.49
Christmas is near approaching, and as the in-laws head out for their morning rides (in the cold), I am left admiring their tenacity. Yesterday morning, I braved the winds, the cold and the mud to play golf for four hours, and now these two are off, helmets in tow, for an hour or so. Good on them.
As you've already guessed, they are part of my inspiration for this post. However, my main motivation came from gift shopping for Mr P (as usual), when I stumbled across Bamboocycles. Coming out of Mexico, these bikes are handmade from sustainable bamboo, with its main purpose being to promote environmental responsibility. And if you don't want to wait for one of these amazing bikes from Mexico, you could join a Bamboo Bicycle Club and build your own, or better yet, for that extra extra special person, you could gift them a chance to build their own.
With so many ethical articles of clothing and recycled paper maps ideal for cycling, I have managed to narrow the list down to the few you see here. The helmet made out of cardboard, designed by Anirudah Surahbi Rao, has blown my mind, and the great organic cotton and locally made clothing is enough to make both the avid cyclist and the recreational rider all the more happy to own two wheels.
BAMBOOCYCLES UR Ruta, £222.92 | KNOWELDGE COTTON APPAREL Organic Cotton Oxford Shirt, 94.95 EUR | COMMON PEOPLE Helium Baseball Jacket, £210 | DOWSE Cycling London Guide Map, £4.50 | ANIRUDHA SURABHI RAO Abus Kranium Helmet, £79.99 | WESTWARD LEANING N11.5. Futurism Sunglasses, $180 | TWO THIRDS New Galtza Pant [Tobacco Brown], $45 | PATAGONIA Insulated Torrentshell Jacket, $299.00 | CASTANER Alfonso Boot, $89
Ride safely folks! Don't forget to wear your helmet and a jacket with reflectors...or bright colours that can be seen at night.