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Charles Tyrwhitt Bike SS14 Catalogue

If you’ve been wondering what bike those devilishly handsome chaps in the Charles Tyrwhitt Spring/Summer 14 look book are riding, you’ve come to the right place. It’s our elegant & stylish city bike – the Roadster.

On a glorious late September’s day last year, we headed to Mayfair with one of our Roadster city bikes for a rather special rendezvous. Waiting for us there was the team of stylists, photographers and creatives from Charles Tyrwhitt - about to shoot their Spring/Summer 14 campaign in which the Roadster was set to star.

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes

The two sharply dressed and immaculately groomed CT Shirts models – Jislain and Guy – with the Roadster:

Behind the camera was photographer David Burton – whose work has appeared in Vogue Paris and Harpers Bazaar and who’s photographed the likes of Michael Sheen, Bernard-Henri Lévy and Laurence Graff.

The day wasn’t just spent gliding along Mayfair’s streets though, the shoot also included a visit to that epitome of class and style The Arts Club. While Jislain & Guy also had the chance to pilot a Pashley Guvnor (seen below next to our Roadster) and to lark around in a Jag E-Type. Not the worst way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

With thanks to Nick Reed of Charles Tyrwhitt and Antonia Hawkins on behalf of Jonathan Stansfield.

About the Roadster

Elegant, stylish and easy to ride, our Roadster is the perfect gent’s city bike.

Deigned to be ridden in comfort whilst wearing a suit, or a beautifully tailored shirt, each one is made-to-measure and built-to-order here in Great Britain. This means each bicycle is made to the highest standard with a razor sharp attention-to-detail.

At the heart of the Roadster is its exquisite steel frame – handmade in Coventry, England by a master frame builder using the traditional lugged technique. This gives the Roadster its timeless style but by using only the latest Reynolds’ steels creates a bicycle that’s also strong, robust and lightweight.

The Roadster featured in the shoot, is finished with a selection of the finest components available – leather goods from Brooks England, powerful LED dynamo lighting from Schmidt, high-performance Tange Seiki headset & bottom bracket, handmade Nitto bars, stem & seat post and bullet proof Continental tyres.

The Roadster. From £2199

Available exclusively online from Vickers Bicycle Co. Delivery times are 6 to 8 weeks from date of purchase.

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