London: 'Bicyclebelles' announce 'Women in Cycling' Photography Competition
As a woman cyclist, over the past few years, there has been a 'cycling style revolution', and it has finally reached us. Gone (well, almost gone) are the days when we were regarded as frumpy ''somewhat poverty-stricken' cyclists with our dull sit-up-and-beg bicycles.
These days, thanks to the internet for stylish cycling websites, specialised womens' cycling websites and attractive fashion for commuting, some women cyclists are becoming a 'street-art form'. Hackney, even had a Fashion Show, in February, in trendy Columbia Road, with cycling as 'the inspiration'.
Nowadays, fashionable cyclists, storm London's streets in stylish macs, capes and kneehigh boots and heels. Even summer flipflops are making their way onto the 'street' despite the horror of the traditional lycra cyclist as these are often far more comfortable and attractive then the heavy cycling shoe. Bicycles, may also be 'customised' with red fairy lights for night rides at Critical Mass or even covered with tassels from a sewing shop (as in seen a magazine).
At long last, there will be a summer photographic competition celebrating the era of 'women in cycling', and the diversity,which will be open to women cyclists in Lambeth.
LAMBETH: A celebration of women's cycling in Lambeth through photography.
In order to promote cycling to ladies in Lambeth and show that cycling can be cool and chic, Bicyclebelles are running a photography competition.
There are hundreds of women cycling through and around Lambeth every day and the numbers are increasing. As it is no longer the domain of the lycra clad middle class male, they are looking for images that portray the diversity of women and their bikes.
The competition is open to all ages who live, work or study in Lambeth.
The best photographs will be a part of an exhibition to be held in September 2008. Prizes will include a bicycle, accessories and of course seeing the work exhibited. For more details:- email@example.com