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Reid Rider Of The Month Bruna

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Our Reid Rider of the month for August is Bruna, a Ladies Classic rider from Ireland, UK. Bruna works at Instagram and uses her vintage bike to commute to work. Keep reading to find out more about Bruna and her experience with our best seller, the Sage Ladies Classic.

Introduce yourself…                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

My name is Bruna and I’m Brazilian living in Dublin, Ireland.

When and how did you get into bike riding?

I learned how to ride a bike when I was a kid but just after moving to Europe – where cycling is more common and part of the city culture – I decided to give it a chance and adopt this lifestyle! Everything happened during the lockdown, I started renting the city bikes to test if I would get into cycling and also to keep my mind sane, and plot twist, I fell in love!

What is it that you enjoy most about cycling?

I think the feeling of freedom and independence! It’s amazing to me the power to move from one place to another in your own time (not depending on bus or subway schedules) and in your own way (you can always decide to take another turn, go into another road!). You see the world from a different perspective!

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How did you get your hands on a Reid?

I work for Instagram and aesthetics are a very important aspect to me! As I said, the pandemic gave me a lot of free time to research and choose wisely which bike would be my forever friend! I knew I wanted a vintage model because, for me, they look lovely and stylish! You will be cycling but you will be cycling with style! After a lot of research, I found the Reid, read the super positive reviews, and decided to move forward with the purchase!

Which Reid bike did you ride?

My bike, kindly named as Miss Taylor – yes, she has a name – is a Sage Ladies Classic 7-Speed!

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How has it treated you?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Miss Taylor is my loyal friend on every occasion and is treating me very well! Takes me comfortably to work and also for shopping – the basket attached to the bike gives me the power to carry everything I want from a backpack to flowers (obviously carrying flowers there is my favourite thing to do!)

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What have you done and where have you been with it?

Currently, I’m using my bike to go to work – I’m going through the adjustment phase to leave the working from home setup and go back to the office. Believe me, using my bike every morning is a massive stimulus to leave the laziness behind and face office life again!

Do you have any other future adventures planned?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Oh yeah! I’m planning to cycle to Mourne Park, an ancient woodland that after 500 years of being private is finally open to the public! That’s a long ride so I need to prepare myself for this adventure!

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Finally, what advice would you give to those who are considering getting into bike riding or perhaps have never tried it before?

The best advice I have is: stop thinking and do it! Always respect your limits and gradually put yourself out there! Try a 30-minute ride, then a 45-minute ride, and so on! Try cycling to places you already know and like to win this satisfaction award for completing a ride! The confidence you will only gain with practice!

Would you or someone you know make a good Reid Rider of the Month? Get in touch to share your story!

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