There’s an interesting discussion on Rothar’s Facebook page about gender and cycling, read it here, and there was some banter about cycling in heels, dresses, skirts, make up, and generally in normal clothes.
Special gear is great if you’re cycling around 15km, or if you’re cycling up and around the Dublin mountains. But it’s amazing how many people think that you need to have gear like helmets, high-vis or special cycling clothes just for a few kms to work or down to the shops. People give all sorts of reasons why it’s just not possible to go without this gear.
Maybe shockingly (to some people), cycling in normal clothes and even in heels is possible in Dublin. Lots of people do it ever day of the week. Here’s a small sample of the proof:
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And just in heels: