Wednesday, 6 March 2013

March Wishlist

1. Pashley Poppy Bicycle

The rest of the items on my wishlist centre around this. I've wanted a bike for a while, and now that spring is pretty much here, and summer is right around the corner, it seems like the perfect time. I visited my local bike shop and got some ideas from them about what I needed, and they gave me some websites to have a look at. I showed the list to my step-dad who is an avid cyclist and he recommended for me to try Pashley. A couple of styles caught my eye so I went to a bike shop that stocked Pashley's and asked to see this bike - the Poppy. As soon as I saw it I knew it was the one - the classic style and pastel blue colour were exactly what I'd been looking for. The only thing that stopped me taking it there and then was the price - £450. It is less than I expected but I just don't have the money right now, so I need to start saving, and quick. Like I said - summer is just around the corner. 

2. Pashley Lunchbox Saddle Bag

Using cute accessories is the best way to personalise my bike, and Pashley have a gorgeous range of bags. The problem is that they're quite expensive. This one runs at £145, more than I'm willing to pay right now. However, if I find a job that pays well I don't see why I shouldn't treat myself as I'm yet to find one that I like as much as this. There is also another style of saddle bag that I like on their website which is a lot cheaper so maybe I'll go for that one instead. 

3. Pashley Wicker Basket

I will definitely be buying myself a wicker basket for my bike and I am leaning towards to Pashley one. It seems like a good idea to buy the same make as my bike as it should fit nicely and tie in with the style of the bike. I am excited to customise the basket though, hopefully with different fabrics to create a cover for whatever I have in there, or to line the basket with. Also, weaving flowers through the wicker is something I want to try. Of course, when I get it I will experiment with all kinds of things and see what works well, and will document my experiments right here for you.


Pashley Cycles is England's longest established bicycle manufacturer. Founded in 1926 and based in Stratford-upon-Avon, their dedicated team design and hand-build a unique range of specialist bicycles and tricycles.

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