Ride2Work in style and avoid Citylink!

Hey there BusiChic,

Happy Friday – we made it!

And if you are in Melbourne like I am – hopefully you weren’t held up on the roads in the same way that the Citylink tunnel failure earlier this week ground drivers to a halt. Actually I take the tram and my route was affected too. While I was waiting and waiting for a tram to come though, I did get to see this:

Check out the drivers bumper-to-bumper due to the Citylink tunnel failure – contrast that with the lucky cyclist getting ready to enjoy commuting on a beautiful day with the added health benefits that come with exercise!

The traffic jam behind the cyclist got me thinking that maybe we should establish alternative routes into the city so that we’re not so dependent upon the one artery.  It also got me thinking about avoiding roads all together…

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Ok so we can’t always completely avoid the roads but as a cyclist, I find that my commute to work (when using bicycle paths) is indefinitely more pleasant than road-raging in traffic jams. Then there are the health benefits!

With all this in mind, I started thinking about how I should start riding my bike into work. Then I saw our friends at CycleStyle tweet that Ride2Work day is coming up on October 17. The program asks participants to sign up here so that Bicycle Network has figures to support its campaigns to promote cycling.

Another thing that I found great was stylish creative Amira who I photographed in a Melbourne laneway having just secured her bike that she had ridden to work one chilly morning. I love how she’s dealt with her helmet hair!

A charming creative ensemble for cycling to work in the chilly mornings!

Amira wears the following:

Camel pieces are the addition to this year’s wardrobe. I’ve teamed up the new camels with the old black classics.
Camel hat is from French Connection 
The skirt is from Scotch & Soda on Collins St
The scarf is a gift from a friend
And the bag is from The Cambridge Satchel Company

And since it’s a Friday, I asked Amira to recommend Melbourne CBD venues for an afterwork drink:

My office location in Flinders Lane puts me near the best cafes and bars in Melbourne (and arguably the world!).
And even though there is always a new bar in town, I always come back to my classic favourite Siglo, for a glass of wine on the open-air terrace overlooking Spring Street and the Parliament Gardens.

Thanks Amira! Siglo is one of my favourite CBD watering holes too.

I like Amira’s outfit – I’ve similar pieces and think it’s both a great Smart Casual outfit for Fridays but also bike-friendly.  What do you think? Do you ride a bike to work? Will you be signing up for Ride2Work Day? Or have you figured out a way to make the most out of traffic jams?

PS: Hope that you have a safe weekend! x


  1. Yes! I recently got given a bike and it has changed my life! Smelling the jasmine on the way to work instead of smelly trams and commuters is a way nicer way to start the day. Plus the tram actually takes longer than biking so its win-win.

    I am definitely going to register 🙂

  2. LOOKIN GOOD! You’re DEFINITELY ridin in style!!

  3. Love the scarf and the boots are great for the office and bike riding too 🙂

    I live a bit far to ride to work, but miss cycling around when I was younger it was always more fun than walking. 🙂

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