Inspired by Copenhagen Cycle Chic

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Foldable style

Just when the bike wasn’t practical and stylish enough..they go and make cool packable.

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By Mel.


38HOURS launch memories

It was a successful launch last night at the 38HOURS travel magazine launch in Amsterdam. Everyone cycled along to the at Tommy Truelove vintage store where the event was held and local Brouwerij ‘t Ij ale flowed freely.
Guests spoke about the love for travel and we we happy to meet readers of our blog which we are always a little chuffed about!

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The style of the store inspiring vintage-styled attire to the evening.

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We anxiously flicked through to find our article!

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Marc, the magazine editor was there on the night joining in the fun.

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Three crazy Amsterdam Cycle Chic-ers Mel, Meredith and Aude, got into the spirit of the evening..we missed you Joni!

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Lost Cabin performed for the guests and also George from the cafe and brunch spot ‘G’s’ also came along.

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Meredith proudly shows our article which talks about the history of Cycling in Amsterdam from the 19th century until today. And sharing a little insight into our way of life..cycling!

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Happy revellers cycling home from the event.
We would like to thank 38HOURS for the opportunity to be part of this great travel guide and we wish them all the luck in all their new guides to cool cities in the world!

By Mel.


Cyclist of the Month… Camiel, founder Ace&Tate

“Why do we have so many different pairs of shoes and just one pair of glasses?” asks Camiel, our cyclist of the month. Camiel founded Ace&Tate to democratise eyewear. The Amsterdam startup has been named one of the “TOP 100 HOT STARTUPS” by Wired Magazine. So we decided to interview Camiel about his company, cycling to work and his bike.
camiel, founder Ace&Tate in front of the Fietskantine, overtoom Amsterdam
Cycling to work
Ace&Tate is located on the Overtoom – city centre Amsterdam. The team of around 20 people all cycle to work. “We stay in the city centre, because we want to cycle to work. My colleagues all live in or close to Amsterdam’s city centre. My commutes leads me through the Vondelpark, my favourite cycling spot. I love cutting through runners, skaters and other cyclists. The chaos is what makes Amsterdam the lively city it is.” Ace&Tate’s office is located right above Amsterdam’s first bike café.

Camiel has lived and worked in London and Dublin, in those cities he never cycled: “In Dublin I could have cycled but I lived so close to work and the city centre that I walked everywhere. In London I didn’t feel safe at all on a bike. There is a lot of work to be done in London to make it as bike friendly as here in The Netherlands.”
Cyclist of the month; Camiel founder Ace&Tate
Camiel’s bike
Camiel cycles a traditional opafiets (Dutch bike) and recently upgraded his bike with a crate on his front carrier. “I use it a lot to bring around our glasses to events or concept stores.” Besides glasses and groceries, a lady’s handbag is often to be found in Camiel’s crate: “When me and my girlfriend go out, we always take one bike. She sits on the back carrier and throws her bag in my crate.”

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Ace&Tate eyewear is made by hand in Italy. They sell for: 98 euros (or 89 pounds) per frame, including prescription glasses. Camiel: “Our trick is to cut out the middlemen. That makes our glasses affordable. So you can have different frames for different outfits and occasions. Our dream is that in a few years every European thinks of Ace&Tate when thinking of eyewear.”

- More information on: aceandtate.com.
Cyclist of the month; Camiel founder Ace&Tate


Looking straight into the lens

looking at me straight in the lens by Aude

by Aude

This is my catch for you this week dear followers..I knew he saw me but what a look!


Multi-tasking

Fashionable people live in Amsterdam. Practicality (and good balance to boot!) plays a big part also. This stylish man is taking home is new fancy appliance whilst wearing a gorgeous jacket and matching spats! Kinda looks like Michael Douglas….is it?!

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In search of the perfect pick-up line

What about:
“Hallo mooie dame, you’d look nice on the back of my bike.”

Or maybe:
“I really need a good rack for my bike, yours would be perfect.”

What do you think?

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San Sebastian the biking city

As an Amsterdammer visiting the northern Spanish town of San Sebastian over the weekend I was amazed at the abundance of bikers throughout their small city. Many locals and also visitors to this beautiful beach town sported their wheels and even zoomed along the sand! As the town has 3 beaches the best way to travel to each is by their beachside bike lanes….go San Sebastian for having the number one way to work off those delicious pintxos!

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By Mel.


Dink, Double, lift, baggage drager..

Whichever way you like to call it, in my opinion it’s the only way to ride. We certainly have thought of multiple ways to get to liven up the journey to get to work!

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By Mel.


Race against time

Some people pass the time, others make the best of it. Racers have made a comeback and even though those skinny little tyres don’t agree with the width of those tram tracks and cobblestones, they are a super fun way to get around. This Amsterdammer is just soaking up the sun on a chilly summers day, next to his wheels just waiting for a friend..

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By Mel


I (don’t) want to ride my bicycle..

Sometimes you just wanna hitch a ride with your Dad. Best view in town!

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By Mel


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