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June 24, 2011 in Bicycle inspiration

We really don’t want to knock our new short film (have you seen it yet? Surely not? Where have you been ALL week…) off top spot here – so it will unquestionably be back, but we simply couldn’t resist this absolute gem.

It goes without saying that we have bit of a thing about cycling and picnics and like to do it in style, but it can’t be denied… Florike Martens has somewhat usurped us on that front with her ‘Bicycle Stove’! A nomadic kitchen nonetheless, perfectly designed for riding harmony with a Sit up and Beg bicycle, complete with a barbecue, two gaz cannisters, place settings for six picnic-ers and a water tank.

See that it is selling in supercool concept store, Merci, in Paris, and even has a full pager in this week’s Grazia France. No one does a picnic like the French after all. Wonder if a jostling queue forms round the block and requests for kebabs come in as soon as you set it up though? And imagine if you forget to bring a lighter.

Because it’s all about the journey…

June 20, 2011 in Enjoy the ride

It’s all very well poring over specifications charts, analysing gear ratios and tyre pressures and gazing speculatively at the images… but there’s nothing like experiencing what a beautiful bicycle does best – being ridden!   The biggest joy to us is always the emotionally-charged reaction people have when they see our bikes in reality and try them out! We wanted to convey this sense of the joy of riding a BEG Bicycle to those who haven’t yet seen one or had the chance to have a ride!

So, on a glorious day at the end of May, up and down rolling hills and along winding lanes, we did a bit of filming!

The biggest thanks to Caroline N and to the incredible Lisa Jaeggi for her achingly lovely soundtrack, Heartache, from her new album, Epic Epic  (to be released on the 6th July 2011 from Modern Vintage Recordings).  We’re in love with Lisa’s music and it was nigh on impossible to choose amongst her sweet and soulful, spiritual and tranquil blend of folk, hip hop, soul and pop tracks. A perfect cycling soundtrack!