We hope that you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas, with much merriment, eating, and hopefully some riding too. 2016 has been an busy year at Vulpine, and before we head into an incredibly exciting 2017, we wanted to take a look back over the last year and share some of our favourite memories, and stunning imagery with you. Enjoy – and have a brilliant 2017!
Berlin. Not one of the traditional European cycling capitals like Amsterdam & Copenhagen, but a city with a growing cycling culture and reputation as one of the urban cycling hubs of Europe. I’m not sure I’ve come across any other city with such a proliferation of cycle cafes and unique bike shops, such as Standert, Keirin, Cicli Berlinetta and Steel Vintage to name just a few; which are all contributing to making this city a cyclists paradise, along with world class cycling events like the Berliner Fahrradschau.
Christmas is a magical (if somewhat manic) time of the year in London, and if you’re heading to the city for shopping or visiting family & friends, here’s a guide for you. With the launch of our Luxury Winter collection, we took the outfits for a road test: spending a day treating ourselves (it’s nearly Christmas after all!) to our favourite bits of ‘posh London’. Belt up your Cycling Trenchcoat (or Mac), throw on a Silk Scarf and pedal into town for a very luxurious Vulpine day out in London.
I’m a bit obsessed by Desert Island Discs. Choose the 8 songs that mean the most to you, and, in the event of a rogue wave, you need to select the ONE song that you’d save. One song that means everything.
We’ve had many a beautiful bike in our shoots, and one of the stars of the show in our Autumn/Winter 2016 shoots is the stunning city bike built by Gavin Buxton of august bicycles. We spoke to Gavin & his wife Amy to find out more about the brand and the builds.
It’s a tricky dilemma, trying to shoot winter gear in August. Especially when one of the garments in question is the Beacon Jacket, a deep winter road cycling jacket for extreme weather. It’s not going to look quite right paired with thermal bib tights and a merino polo baselayer, in the lush green Surrey hills on a baking summer’s day.
What are the most beautiful bicycles? What are we into? Who should you be aware of? Shouldn’t you be looking at lustful images of bikes all day?? We can help with that.
Autumn can be a treat for the senses, as you chase the sun towards the horizon on your ride home, or surf your way through crisp layers of leaves in the park. But as the nights draw in and rain becomes more likely, you’ll also need to up your wardrobe game to stay safe (and dry) on your bike.
Read on and I’ll talk you through my favourite pieces from Vulpine’s Autumn and Winter collection for 2016, and explain what I think makes them work so well — both on and off a bicycle.
There’s a lot of it about you know? Merino wool. A LOT.
10 years ago it was pretty specialist outdoors stuff. Now, everyone is at it. But, just as A Bike isn’t automatically a A Great Bike, or A Cake isn’t necessary A Tasty Cake, A Merino Top isn’t always going to be A Great Merino Top.