CYCLING COSTUME: IDEAS PAGE
Dressing up to ride your old bicycle is becoming an increasingly popular pastime. When I wanted to assemble an outfit I found it a bit daunting at first. But once you know what to look for, vintage clothing shops and ebay can provide the necessary items at reasonable prices.
Although you’ll be able to get ideas of cycling costume from the many period photos on other pages, I’ve added some adverts and pictures here illustrating cycling costumes for men and women. I hope this might inspire you to create something similar yourself. I’ll add to this page as I find more of interest.
LADIES’ CYCLING OUTFITS
1899 ‘MODE ILLUSTREE’ MAGAZINE
MOST ATTRACTIVE CYCLIST COMPETITION
Our lady readers are asked to select the most attractive gentleman, and our gentleman readers the most attractive lady. See the conditions and coupons on page 463. You can record your vote at Cycling’s Stand at the Stanley Show, or you can post the coupon to us in a half-penny wrapper.
MEN’S CYCLING OUTFITS
For men, the cheapest and easiest option is a pair of BREEKS, long socks, white shirt, cravat and a flat cap.
And here’s a costume idea for the younger lady cyclist…