With almost 200 portraits of London cyclists and their bikes, this book sets out to capture a particular aspect of urban style. Cycling culture in our capital has been steadily growing in popularity for years, with it comes a unique and varied style culture. The theme holding all of these people together are their love for their bikes and for expression through their clothing; impeccably tailored men on Savile Row starkly contrast tattooed street riders and their fixie’s. The collection takes a look at how expression is met both by how we choose to live our life, in this case in the saddle, and what we wear.
Inside is a collection of full page photographs detailing the style shown by the nation’s riders, and also a collection of fantastic bikes. Horst A. Friedrichs has beautifully captured an intriguing subject and compiled it into a sharp and colourful collection. With an introduction and useful index indicating each individual’s ride this book is great for those interested in urban cycling culture and also fashion.
Text And Images: Danny McCance.