Louise Sutherland – cycling legend and lover of frocks

The amazing life of Louise Sutherland is celebrated in a new book by Wellington’s Bronwen Wall. Frocks on Bikes salute this stylish woman who biked through 54 countries, towing a trailer stashed with her trusty nail polish. Check out the book at http://www.kennett.co.nz/index.php/Books/CyclingLegendLouiseSutherland and the interview with Chris Whitta on Radio New Zealand National http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nights/20101209

Louise was the original Frocker“Having gone so far, I was determined to be the first girl to cycle round the world alone. And to strengthen my resolve, I made myself a tough new cycling skirt of denim.”

Here’s Louise biking through India as part of her world tour in 1953:

And almost 60 years later, here’s the lovely Christina from Welly Frocks on Bikes modelling a skirt hand-made by Louise Sutherland – showcasing her bicycle journey through the Amazon. Louise wore this stunning skirt when she gave presentations on her adventures – thanks to her family for the temporary loan of this gorgeous treasure!


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