Messenger bag – check, money, mobile, keys – check. Oh wait where’s my iPhone bike mount? Got it. Run back downstairs. Oh wait where’s my pump? Run back upstairs. Found it, run back down. Is it going to rain today? Run back up, grab cycling jacket. Tyres looking a little flat. I’ll do it when I get home!
Carry the bike down, leg over (!) and then the moment when I know I’m finally ready to go. I push my feet into the pedal straps and the journey begins.
That’s my “Zipper Act” or “Zipper moment”.
At the moment it takes me far too long to get to that point when I’m doing my first pedal stroke. There’s too much “oh will I need that?”. The only thing I’ve managed to solve is having my keys always placed in the same position by the door. Maybe I should be doing that with the rest of my gear!
Anyway, if you want to take part in the “Zipper Act” then there’s a bunch of prizes up for grabs. In-store and online with the grand prize being a weekend away for 2 in the French Alps.
If on Saturday (28th and 4th June) you find yourself anywhere near the Carnaby Street North Face shop then head in and get your pic taken of the “zipper act”.
In the online world..
Upload a pic to this Facebook page of you zipping up your jacket and then get your mates to like the upload.
Join 5,112 fellow cyclists who are subscribed to the London Cyclist newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get...
- Advice on the best cycling gear
- A Friday roundup of all the latest London cycling news
- Exclusive content not available on the blog
Subscribe today, and get exclusive access forever! (It's free)
*No spam, ever!
As seen on The Guardian, BBC and The Independent.