Beg Bicycles (And Win A Bike!)

Beg Bicycles are a local company to Cambridgeshire selling stunning hand built, classic bicycles and vintage inspired cycling accessories. They also run free ‘Joy rides’, gentle, easy paced bike rides around Cambridgeshire. Lycra and stop watches are banned and pubs or tea room stops are scheduled in the ride. Win.

Beg Bicycles


The upcoming bicycle ride dates are: Sunday 30 June, Sunday 21 July, Sunday 18 August, Sunday 15 September, Sunday 20 October and Sunday 24 November. Email to reserve a spot.

All bike types are included (so not just sit up and begs) and people can dip in and out of the rides as they wish. As soon as my poorly bike is all fixed up, I am going to be joining them for a Joy Ride. Look how cheery they all are despite the wind!

Beg Bicycles Joy Ride

Image courtesy of Beg Bicycles

As you know from my previous posts this week, it’s Bike Week! So I thought I’d also share with you some competitions I found around the web to win a lovely bicycle of your own!

This Dawes Cycle is available to win here in conjunction with The Simple Things magazine (Facebook account required). Closes 27/06/2013.Dawes Bicycle

Readers of Crafty Magazine can enter to win a State Bicycle Co fixie here by answering a question about a bike related craft project. Clue, it goes on the saddle! Closes 27/06/2013.

You can read the rest of my Bicycle themed blog posts here.

Happy Cycling!


This post is not sponsored by Beg Bicycles, I just wanted to share local cycling events for Bike Week.

Crafty Magazine Issue 3

UPDATE:  Crafty Magazine is no longer in print.

Happy Monday! Well there is lots for me to be cheery about this week despite the weather – I’m working on my craft room makeover (more on this soon), the bank holiday is one week away and issue 3 of Crafty Magazine is out this Thursday.

Crafty Magazine Issue 3 coverI’ve managed to get a sneak peek into the issue to share with you guys. Just look at that cover with the gorgeous paper lanterns!

Crafty Magazine Issue 3 On-the-Tweed-Run

And I just HAD to share this bike image – those wheel decorations! You can be in with a chance of winning this State Bicycle Co fixie worth £400. Just grab a copy of the mag to find out more.

I totally don’t look that glamourous on my bike. I’m usually windswept and soggy.

Crafty Magazine Issue 3 Artist-Torie-Wilkinson's-thimble-collection

These thimbles remind me of my Nan’s collection. Issue 3 lets us have a look inside this vintage collection by Torie Wilkinson.

Crafty Magazine Issue 3 Tepee-by-Sam-Sterken

Is it sad that I want to make this Tepee for my cat?! Crazy cat lady alert.

Crafty Magazine Issue 3 Crochet-camp-chair-by-Helen-Woodward

Helen Woodward shares this crochet camper chair, which makes me want to hook up a chevron pattern for all the chairs.

I’m pretty excited about this issue. I’ve grown a little tired of the repeated format of some craft magazines out there at the moment, so Crafty Magazine will be in my shopping basket this weekend for sure.

You can follow Crafty Magazine on Twitter for more news and read my review of issue 1 here.

Which magazines do you buy? I’d love to hear if you’ve found one I should be reading!