In 1925 Marcel BruneliÃ¨re started making bicycles under a brand name he called ‘Gitane’ (which means Gypsy).
In 2012 I found a Gitane in a sad little corner of an auction room and decided to make her mine. I won her for Â£60, took her into the bike shop for some TLC, new tires and a little wicker basket.
Custard and I made the most of the Autumn sunshine and took our new French wheels for a spin.
I think she’s beautiful and can’t wait to wind my way around Notting Hill’s streets and fill my basket with fresh bread and cut flowers. Just call me Gypsy Rose! .