Thursday, 29 November 2012

Ride The Lights - Blackpool 2012

So, we take a step back in time, because we couldn't not share with you Velocipedinerian's photos of Ride The Lights - Blackpool of August 2012.

Great stuff V!

{What? Are you saying Blackpool isn't Manchester? That's true, but there's no Blackpool Cycle Chic established yet and the photos were too good to miss, so just sit back, relax and enjoy!}
Titled by V: "Rush hour in Utopia". Too right!

And the piece of resistance (imho)

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Moustache Tweed {from October Tweed Ride}

Well, a tweed ride cannot be complete without superb examples of moustache and beard! Kindly modelled by Jonathan and David. Ta guys! Fine steeds too...

Thanks to Velocipedinerian for sharing.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Velvet elegance {from October Tweed Ride}

You can never go wrong with a warm, velvet jacket and this gentleman carries it just fine! Looks like a classic vintage he's riding too.

Thanks to Velocipedinerian for sharing.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Tweed Ride Manchester (05.10.12)

Velocipedinarian (phew!) has shared many excellent photos of the last Manchester's Tweed Ride (5th of October.

They are so good, we'll be sharing them over few posts... they will brighten us up as we move towards winter!

1st Instalment... enjoy!

Leaving the cafe (Withworth Street)
By the way, we find that our bikes inspire us to dress our best every day. You?

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Cruiser in Manchester

Thanks to Broxrider for sharing this! A bit of laid back American cruiser on the street of Manchester (I wonder if the bike is from RideLow?)

Monday, 24 September 2012

Raleigh Shopper

Here at MCRCycleChic we are real aficionados of Raleigh Shopper bikes (and its sister the Twenty), so we were delighted to receive this entry on our Flickr group by Velocipedinarian.

Saturday, 25 August 2012


I thought I had missed that shot as she coasted past me, instead it worked out for the better!

Probably one of my favourite shots yet... cycle chic bien sûr!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Static cycle chic

It may not be cycling in motion, it may not even have a cyclist on it... but we couldn't resist from posting it! Thanks Velocipedinerian.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Monday, 18 June 2012

Heels and Bicycles - a match made in heaven

Often, well nearly all the time, we get asked "How can you cycle in *those* heels?"

Well, we'll let you into a little secret...

Cycling in heels is easier and more comfortable than walking in them. Indeed! You push on the pedals with the ball of your foot, therefore the heel does not hinder cycling.

Walk 10 minutes in heels and your legs will be killing you, cycle in them and you'll arrive at your destination as fresh as a rose!

                                                                                      Image by ©james a brooks 

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

It's all about... Albert Square!

Now that I have discovered the perfect sunny bench in Albert Square, I have found that it's also a perfect place to spot many great cyclists.

This is what I captured sitting for just 10 minutes on a sunny Sunday.

Chilled cycling... why be in a rush on such gorgeous day uh?!

What a great junction view! No cars, just bikes.

Matching your top to your handle bars... must be cycle love.

Great cycle chic, if you ask me!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012


So after about 4 weeks a non-stop rain and autum-like weather, the sun has finally returned.

Unfortunately armed only with my camera phone, the quality may not be great, but still expresses a nice stream of bikes.

Taken from a sunny bench in Albert Square.

Red bike, red rucksack 

Brompton in style!

Monday, 7 May 2012

A fine way to travel...



A fine way to travel* indeed. Thanks to Broxrider!

*A Raleigh Tourist De Luxe?

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Graceful rider... badly cut off by... bus!

So, although there are good signs in Manchester of people cycling in everyday clothes, going from A to B... there's still little sign that respect on the road is no way near being achieved.

We just hope that she wasn't put off by cycling.

When will things change?

What a delight to see!

©Broxrider [how can these kind of conditions encourage cycling in Manchester?]
While this... not so much!

With big thanks to Broxrider for sharing.

Friday, 6 April 2012


It's a small world! On your way to a meeting who do you see? Rob and Simon arriving at Peter's Square for the monthly GMCC social ride.

Sunday, 1 April 2012


Those are some shiny bikes! Fresh from Ridelow? ; )

Enjoying the rare, but wonderful hot weather in Manchester (spring 2011).

Kindly shared by broxrider via our Flickr Group.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Chorlton Green Festival & feeder ride

Tomorrow, 31st of March, Chorlton is once again hosting the brilliant Chorlton Big Green Festival.

Naturally Cycling: Manchester and ChesterCycling will be leading the cycle ride from Manchester Oxford Road to Chorlton via the Fallowfield Loop.

Wheelers' Brunch will also be held at the festival from 12pm onwards. Meet at the GMCC stand, to then choose what to eat from where.

The timetable has been confirmed by the festival's organisers as:
Feeder ride:
11.00 MCR Oxford Road station (at Salisbury, Thirsty Scholar, Sound Control) - You'll recognise NaturallyCycling by the colourful spotty helmet (helmets are OPTIONAL!!).
11.05 University Place (on Oxford Road, opposite Manchester Museum)
11.10 Whitworth Park (wait outside Wetherspoon's, by the main road)
11.15 Owen’s Park (Wilmslow Rd car park, opposite Mabfield Rd)
11.20 Sainsbury's Fallowfield (wait at entrance to Sherwood St)Then ride along the Fallowfield Loop to...
11.35 Arrive @ Chorlton's Big Green Festival

Times for Chorlton's Big Green Festival are confirmed:
11:00 Festival and stalls open
12:00 Music starts
12:30 to 13:00 Bike Parade
13:30 to 14:00 Spokes Bicycle Dance Troupe Performance
17:30 Stalls begin to close
18:30 Music and festival close

19:30 to 22:30 Ceilidh

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Out from hibernation [we hope!]

Mad Cycle Lanes of  Manchester has made a good point that MCR Cycle Chic had gone awfully quite for the past three months.


Between the current 'editors' (bloggers, posters, you call us what you like) running many other things as well as holding down normal jobs and the dreary days of winter, not much cycling action has been captured.

Let's hope that with these recent timid days of spring we have been experiencing, we will bounce back to activity too!

Once again, we refresh our request that all of you, dear Manchester cyclists, kindly contribute to our Flickr group, so that we can have a bigger pool of cycling inspiration.

Any photos which will then be posted here will be dutifully credited.

Here we start with a cracking bike and a cycling ensemble by Velocipedinerian. Thanks!

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