Stylish Cycling Clothes for Women in Summer


5 Great Places to Buy Office-Appropriate Cycling Gear

Cyclists often believe there are only two options when it comes to selecting what to wear for their ride. They can either: 1) wear cycling kit and then get changed when they reach their work place, or 2) wear their office gear which is far from optimised from cycling. At Read more >


4 (and a half) Superb Merino T-shirts for Cycling

Merino is a wonderful material when it comes to cycling. It wicks sweat. It keeps you warm when you’re cold, yet offers bountiful breathability when you start heating up. And it’s also odour resistant. All of which are fantastic qualities to have in any t-shirt when you’re cycling about. Below Read more >


Top 10 Stylish Cycling Bargains from the Summer Sales

One of the regular quips that I hear – and I agree with – regarding stylish cycling clothing, is the high price tags associated with the products. Unfortunately, that puts many cyclists off purchasing more functional yet stylish cycling clothes. Fortunately, though, at the end of every season comes a Read more >


Forest and Fin’s Bicycle Wrap Skirt – Review

Biking in the summer can sometimes lead to challenges when the weather is hot and/or humid. The breezes while pedaling feel fabulous, but once you stop, the sweating starts (or maybe it’s just me). Summer biking always makes me fantasize about the cool linens of the South – they seem Read more >


The Summer Guide to Cycling in Style

Summer’s here. But just because it’s heating up, doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style during your ride. Instead, you just need to find the right clothes that fit well and are made from the best lightweight, breathable materials. Below we run through some of the best cycling tops Read more >


Managing the Summer Sweat Problem

There’s nothing quite like heading out on a bike ride on a crisp winter day – beautiful scenery, an invigorating ride and, most importantly, you’re as fresh when you arrive home as you were when you left! In summer, it’s a different story! Most of us struggle to manage the Read more >


Levi’s Women’s Commuter Jeans – Review

At long last, Levi Strauss & Co. has created a bike commuter clothing collection for women. The men’s collection has been out several years and is quite popular, but women who bike have long asked why the denim giant neglected their market. Now there is no need to ask – Read more >


Spring and Summer Cycling Shoes for Women

With the seemingly never-ending winter now at an end, our thoughts turn to warm weather and sandals. A discerning cyclist always considers fashion as well as function, and luckily, one can bike in just about any shoe – heels to sneakers. Picking shoes for your spring and summer wardrobe shouldn’t Read more >


Cycling-Friendly Ladies Jeans from Ligne 8

I think I am not alone in believing that buying new jeans, for women, can be as challenging and frustrating as buying swimsuits. My favourite pair, purchased in 2006, is in such terrible shape that I can’t wear them out of the house anymore. I have others, but I’ve been Read more >


Ladies Cycling to Work Tips

So you are thinking about biking to work – good for you! It is a great way to get some exercise, save some money, increase your happiness, enjoy the world around you, and do something good for the environment. Despite knowing all the benefits, it still is not as easy Read more >


Are These the Perfect Bike Pants for Ladies?

Having eyed Iladora’s “Perfect Bike Pant” for a while, I naturally jumped at the chance to test out a pair. Designed and made in San Francisco, these pants were carefully created for women bike commuters who want pants that easily transition from bicycle to office.  Most of the biking I Read more >


The Cycling Clothing Challenge

I recently challenged myself on my bike. No, not a century, or some feat of strength bike ride – I challenged myself to wear something different to work on my bike commute. I sew, and I sew bike-friendly office clothing, because I am: A) too lazy to change clothes at Read more >


Iladora Lisa Cycling Top – Review

Of course, it is true that you can bike in whatever clothing you already have in your wardrobe, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that there is no need for bike-friendly clothing. I love checking out bike fashion companies and seeing how they interpret their vision of “bike friendly,” and figuring Read more >


4 Unmissable Sales for Stylish Cycling Clothes

Looking for the best stylish cycling gear for discounted prices? A host of cycling brands are currently offering huge discounts on their end of summer range, and we’ve picked out some of the best for you below! Rapha – up to 50% off The big guns of the stylish cycling Read more >


NOMONRO Dress Clips: Cycling in a Dress

One of the best things about biking in the summer is the pure pleasure that comes from biking in a skirt or dress and sandals. It’s a hard-to-describe feeling but it’s very freeing and relaxing. Of course, it can sometimes be too freeing, if a breeze catches you off guard Read more >


REI Novara Whittier Bike Dress – Review

By Elizabeth A. Floyd from the tinlizzieridesagain blog. At last we have some summer-like weather, and there is nothing better than biking in a tee-shirt, feeling the breeze on bare arms and the sun on bare knees. Actually, there is one thing better – summer biking in the perfect bike Read more >


Foska Heinz Tomato Ketchup Jersey – Review

We get sent all sorts of things at the Discerning Cyclist to check out – and this is certainly one of the most ‘interesting’ yet. Made by Foska, this Heinz Tomato Ketchup jersey is certainly an eye-catching number – something you’d expect from the people who shot to fame after Read more >


Vulpine Merino V-Neck T-shirt – Review

One thing that really sets Vulpine apart, and something of which I’m rather fond, is their attention to detail. As soon as you’ve received your order you know you’ve got your hands on quality. My order for the Merino V-neck t-shirt arrived in a fetching green Vulpine shoulder bag – a Read more >


Vulpine Lightweight Harrington Jacket Review

Finding a cycling jacket ready for the rigours of winter and the cold is a much easier task these days. Thicker softshell types, waterproofs and fleeces are widely available. Great. However, it has been known for the British Isles to warm up now and then and enter a season called Read more >


This is Cambridge Commuter Cycling Cap – Review

So this review will doubtless contain this phrase at least once “I doff my cap to you”  and I certainly do doff my cap to bid you dear reader good day for taking the time to read this (my second to last) review (for the Discerning Cyclist).  I would also like Read more >


Howies Slipstream Jersey – Review

Guest post by Stephan Caspar Stephan saw our tweet giving a shout out to Howies for their lovely new Slipstream cycling jersey – so impressed Stephan went into the Cardigan Bay Emporium that is Howies Shop and picked one up and he very kindly has reviewed it for us below. Read more >


A Chat with Velo City Girl Jools Walker

Inspiration, you can get it from everywhere, it’s all around in everything you see on a day to day basis. It’s quite marvellous how glancing at a sign or a picture or seeing a pattern can push you to create something new for yourself. When you meet someone or talk Read more >


Vulpine Softshell Jacket – Review

Okay, so this has been reviewed and given the plaudits by such sites such as The Washing Machine Post and Road.cc, so it would be easy to end this review here with: ‘what they said’. I’m not going to do that though because I know how much you’re dying to Read more >


Georgia in Dublin – Stylish Cycling Gear & Accessories

Irish company Georgia in Dublin have made it their aim to look stylish on the bike whether it’s a tad drizzly or a major deluge. Highly functional cycling clothing is the key behind their product and Georgia in Dublin is dedicated to providing gear that has dual uses of function Read more >


Vulpine Long Sleeve Merino T-Shirt – Review

It’s getting to the time of year where we can shed a layer or two. Where the woolly hat is replaced with the cycling cap, the winter gloves no longer need the liner that provided such strong back up during those colder January days; one thing does remain constant all Read more >


A Chat with Claire Armstrong owner of Saddle & Spoke

We all can appreciate the finer things in life, those things that have an edge, a sophistication, an eye for detail, a thing of beauty. Certainly recently there have been some wonderful products for our beloved activity commonly referred to as cycling that have been crafted and introduced to the Read more >


Rachel’s Journey – The Story of Michaux Club

We all like a nice bag to carry our wares about, women in particular appreciate a good handbag but when you jump on a bike you can suddenly find that very nice bag of yours, a lot of the time, doesn’t have the function to joining you for the journey Read more >


Union 34 Element Water Resistant Trousers – Review

The quest for the perfect commuter trousers rages on. Filling all the boxes in the style column and all the boxes in the function column is certainly an ongoing battle for the companies producing stylish cycling gear. One such attempt to answer this age old cry on the trouser battlefield Read more >


Helly Hansen Warm Base Layer – Review

One of the first ‘made for cycling’ tops I got when I started this flirtation with all things bike was a compression base layer. It did it’s job, kept me warm but as it was a compression layer, man it was tight and I was constantly pulling at the neck. Read more >


Trakke Wee Lug Harris Tweed Messenger Bag – Review

To cycle with a bag is pretty much a necessity really. Very few occasions you will find it okay to leave the bag at home and venture out on the humble push bike alone. Finding a bag that suits your every day needs whilst suiting your riding style is no easy feat. The iL Read more >


A Chat with Liz and Phil Bingham from VeloVixen

Who remembers Blind Date? With ‘our’ Graham and Liverpool’s own Cilla Black? Of course you all do, right? I just checked wikipedia and it ran for nearly 20 years! As my memory serves through the entire series I think only one couple carried on after the show ended through to Read more >


Road Rags Ltd Merino Stylish Cycling Clothing

Thanks to Gerry from Cyclr, the DC discovered a new clothing range that’s just perfect for us cycling types. A range of merino clothing from a company called Road Rags. Four different styles of tops and a pair of women’s leggings. Three style of tops for the boys – The Read more >


A Chat with Jenni Gwiazdowski from the London Bike Kitchen

A Californian in London opens a DIY bicycle maintenance workshop where you work on the bike, learning its particular nuances and how to properly maintain it, stripping it down and building it back up again. This Californian would be Jenni Gwiazdowski who traded the sunnier shores of America due to her boyfriend at Read more >


Vulpine Storm Cap – Review

My most recent cycling attire purchase was the Vulpine Storm Cap, available from Vulpine for £35. I’m not a big lover of helmets (I know, I know – how very cavalier of me, but still), so I like to wear a cap instead. Until getting the Storm Cap I was Read more >