For the days when head-to-toe Lycra doesn't cut it and baggy mountain bike kit won't do, there's Cyclodelic's Sports Dress. It's cycle clothing for women that doesn't look like bike gear, so you can ride in comfort without standing out as too sporty.
The ankle cuffs are made using soft supple leathers and reflective bead technology fabrics in a choice of several different colours and, sometimes, patterns. The result is a reflective cuff with more than a hint of rock chick attitude. These elevate the nerdy trouser clip and offer reflectivity, and therefore additional safety, coupled with a little bit of style. A winning combination as far as I’m concerned. They do reflect effectively as well, not just a token gesture.
Known for bringing a little street chic into cycling, women’s specific brand Cyclodelic specialize in lovingly made, carefully designed pieces of fashion that are functional too. The Edwardian Waterproof Jacket is a good example. Conceived to be a winter conditions waterproof that looks as good off the bike as on, it’s anything but ‘just another waterproof’.