Recently, while looking at Cycle Social, I filled in a poll posted by another member, Cycle Divas, who wanted to know what members thought were the factors that put people off cycling. Prizes were offered to the first few who replied to the poll and, to my surprise, I was among the first few.
Cycle Divas proved to be the business name of a lady who is a qualified National Standards Cycle Instructor and Bikeability provider.
Cycle Divas have been preparing a range of showerproof saddle covers which will become available early next year. My prize was one of several prototypes that have been made already and very acceptable it was too. I can anticipate a good demand for these among our growing population of cyclists. After all, there is nothing more miserable than having to sit on a wet saddle after a rainy day at work or during a shopping trip, etc. and if we are supposed to be doing more cycling, and doing it with style, an old plastic bag just won’t do any more. This cover is the business and even makes my bike look a bit trendy (and I’m not complaining). It might even deter the thefts of the more expensive saddles by hiding them from view. It covers the saddle very snugly and is quickly attached and detached using a drawstring with a quick-release locking device similar to that found on anoraks and other outdoor clothing.
Cycle Divas hopes to be marketing a range of these covers early in the New Year and they should prove popular, especially as there is so much scope for variations in design.