Ever wanted to look like Agyness Deyn riding around town on an elegant vintage bicycle? No we haven’t either but we definitely wouldn’t mind riding around town on one. This is where we bring you our favourite, Bobbin bicycles. Once a little hidden shed and now an expanded store in Islington, Bobbin bicycles bring you the best from Pashley to Pointer as well as baskets and saddle bags.
Started by husband-and-wife team Tom Morris and Sian Emmison in 2007, realising there was a major cry from cyclists (we were one of them) for the sturdy but classic city bicycles, the store was an instant hit selling hundreds in the first year of business. You won’t find your ordinary mountain bike here. With a great range for men and for women with prices starting at an affordable £285 we couldn’t see why you wouldn’t just ditch the car and take up cycling.
Bobbin staff are very friendly and provide unintimidating service, their store is located away from a busy road so you can test out the bicycles. You will find them at 397 St John Street, London, EC1V 4LD. To test ride do remember to book an appointment to avoid disappointment as they are only small and so good that they get very, very busy!