Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Blog Introduction: Velo Helsinki Style Blog

It's been a while since I last picked out an interesting new blog. So this came right on time:

"This photo blog is about documenting the looks of cyclists in Helsinki. We think they are awesome! So we try to do our best to give our fellow riders the credit they deserve."

The almost brand new Velo Helsinki @ seems to take their inspiration from a certain original Danish female cyclist stalking blog that spawned thousand copycats as well as from the infamously ridiculous Hel Looks Helsinki street style blog.

I'm entirely sure what to think about the Velo Helsinki but I know for a fact that especially the comments added to the photos already induced some teeth grinding somewhere. Also, I guess it's not like everybody who will end up being photographed riding out on town and minding their own business will be super thrilled about ending on some style blog to be "flattered" with nice comments on their awesome bike or personal style.

Anyhow, despite all this let's hope the guys will keep busy and up the good work portraying HKI cyclists' styles.

1 comment:

Johannes / VeloHelsinki said...


Thanks for blogging us!

We started a week ago so we're still looking for the right format. I think the solution will be being neutral, not commenting much and showing as much respect for the cyclists as possible. In future this might mean stopping the cyclists for the photo and asking permission for every picture. We of course remove all the photos when people ask us to.

Our goal is to show some fresh styles from Helsinki and to promote bike commuting in general.

And thanks for keeping this great blog!

Johannes / VeloHelsinki