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Nothing to wear?

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Nothing to wear?

Hi, I'm studying design at London College of Fashion. I have been cycling in London for over 7 years now and have always been frustrated by the clothing available to women - either it's too girlie, too impractical or too sporty/masculine. So I've decided to base my final collection on clothing for female cyclists. I don't mean high performance gear - rather commuter gear that is both functional, comfortable, intelligent, adaptable and looks good so can be worn on the road and at work. I'd appreciate any thoughts/ suggestions. I have a questionnaire which I'd appreciate your feedback on - I've attached it here and pasted the questions below. Please send your completed questionnaire to me at Thanks in advance!




City of residence:

When did you first learn to ride a bike?

When did you take up cycling again?

Do you cycle to work/ train station/ for fun/ fitness/ other?

What are the main advantages of cycling for you?
E.g. cost/ convenience/ environmental / journey time/ fitness/ enjoyment/ other

What is the main deterrent to cycling for you?
Road safety/ weather/ expense/comfort/ practicality' crime/ confidence/ fitness

Do you cycle all year round?

How often do you cycle?

How far do you cycle on an average journey?
1 mile/ 2 miles/ 3 miles/ 4 miles/ more

What kind of bike do you ride?
Hybrid or city bike/ racer or touring bike/ mountain bike/ fold-up bike/ fixed gear/ mens/ ladies/ old-fashioned roadster

Describe your bike.
E.g. colour, brand, saddle, accessories, age, name (?!) etc.

Where did you purchase your bike?

How much have you spent on your bike, including accessories (approximate)?

Is it important how you look on your bike?

Do you care what you wear when you cycle, or does comfort come first?

Describe what you wear when you cycle?

Are you comfortable when you cycle?

Do you own any specialist clothing items?
Rainproof jacket/ gloves,/cycle shoes/ bag/ trousers/ shorts/ vest etc. Please detail.

If so, where did you purchase these items?
Internet/ sports store/ cycle shop/dept store/ other

Do you notice what other cyclists are wearing?

Do you struggle to find suitable clothes for cycling?

What would be your ideal outfit for cycling?

What do you wear at work?
Smart/ casual describe what you're wearing at work today

If your bike had a puncture, would you
Fix it yourself/ take it to the nearest bike shop/ get your boy/girlfriend/husband/wife/friend to repair it
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