Meet Artemis

It’s a funny little story this.

I bought a fairly cheap bike online but then thought it was the wrong size so cancelled it all and got a refund. Kevin suggested I find a bike shop nearby as there’s bound to be one in Shoreditch, right? So off down to Spitalfields in search of Cycle Surgery. I of course was totally confused by my map and looked up by coincidence and saw an Evans right in front of me.

Down the stairs and there she is.
Here she is and this is she.

Back to work and into a meeting. Out of the meeting I pounce on my keyboard and order her. She’s the same size as the bike that was too big for me, which really wasn’t at all too big for me. But destiny wasn’t having that bike. Nope. The brownie was waiting.

She’s going to be christened Artemis. The name my first daughter was going to be called. I decided that when I was about five. Kevin had other ideas. Artemis she is. Goddess of forests and hills. Soon to be goddess of the London streets. Hampstead to Shoreditch. HA!







7 responses to “Meet Artemis”

  1. Kate avatar

    She’s a beauty! Destiny indeed. As someone who tried and failed to love London cycling (I spent too much time looking at things and not enough time maintaining balance..) I wish you wind in your feet.

  2. Michelle avatar

    Ooh she is very pretty. And a beautiful name.

  3. Alison avatar

    Artemis – great name for a bike – strong and definitely said with a touch of wind behind you giving you speed.
    Artemis needs some flowers though, yes? 😉

  4. Lillian avatar

    She is perfect! My bike is very similar, but red with a big cane basket on the back. They are the perfect bikes to ride these ones, they just put such a huge smile on your face, I find! Enjoy!

  5. Gillian avatar

    She is totally gorgeous. If I was in the market for a bicycle this would be the one I would choose. I have ideas of a vintage bike with a basket at the front filled with a baguette and tulips, my hair tied up in a scarf. But I know that the reality would be hilly and involve kids and sweating and would therefore be hideous. So no bike for me. But I love your Artemis and look forward to seeing where she takes you. x

  6. found and sewn avatar

    I love Artemis…the only way to travel!

  7. Frau Haselmayer avatar

    Artemis is gorgeous!

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