Bicycles I have owned, ranked 🚲

  1. 1.
    IKEA foldable bike
    I didn't have a bike for years as I lived on the top floor with no garden, then I met a client with a foldable IKEA bike (they were gifts to staff one Christmas). I tasked my mum with finding me something similar and she actually found an IKEA one! It's still pretty heavy but I used it a lot until I got nerve damage in my hand. Now I'm only one floor up so hopefully I can get back on it soon. It gets a LOT of comments (even without the cat)
  2. 2.
    My mum's old bike
    It was orange with a purple wicker basket and back-pedal brakes. I much prefer back-pedal brakes and wish they were more of a thing here. This bike was so cool I forgive it for being involved in two of my three scars (plus a near-concussion when I fell off the back as a toddler). I'm sad to say that no photos seem to exist.
  3. 3.
    This one that I don't remember but there are a lot of photos of it and I look really happy?
    I'm on the right. That is my childhood home behind us - we did basically live in a castle, though in the least castley part round the back.
  4. 4.
    BMX
    Very similar to this one! I got this after the Dutch bike and over compensated as it was a bit too small for me. It was great for exploring until it rusted to bits in my landlord's leaky shed over the winter.
  5. 5.
    Dutch bike
    Like this one but a proper really cheap one with back-pedal brakes. I got it for cycling the four miles to art school and back but it was way too big for me. It's a miracle I didn't have a major accident, especially because the buses used to tailgate us up the steep hill.