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All profits from newly released caps will go to the Dave Rayner Fund

Dorset-based clothing company Prendas has just launched these new Dave Rayner Fund cotton cycling caps, with all profits going to the fund set up 20 years ago to support young racing cyclists, and in 2014 is supporting road.cc’s own Liam Glen.

The Dave Rayner Fund was launched in 1994 in memory of Dave Rayner, a talented cyclist who raced on the continent during the early 1980s. The fund aims to to offer invaluable help to young promising cyclists seeking a career as a professional cyclist in Europe, the first rider to benefit from the fund was David Millar.

For 2014 the fund is backing 26 riders who will be racing abroad. Among them is road.cc contributor and product tester Liam Glen. With the support of the fund he has been able move to Belgium and ride for the Terra Footwear-Bicycle Line Team. Many young racing cyclists look to continent to establish themselves as a professional cyclist, with the high standard of racing and packed calendar of races appealing, but going it alone can be tricky, with no contacts with the teams. The fund helps out here, as well as offering a financial lifeline to promising cyclists who largely have to pay their own way.

The Dave Rayner Fund caps are based on the regular caps sold by Prendas but finished with the fund logo and a Union Jack flag central stripe. They cost £7.50 and all proceeds go to the fund. Each of the funds 26 riders will be wearing and racing in the caps this season.

You can find out more about the fund at www.daveraynerfund.co.uk and they’re on Twitter at @DaveRaynerFund

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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Jonathing [73 posts] 2 years ago
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I have recently come to terms with the fact I have a cycling cap addiction, I might have to feed it a little more and get one of these to support a good cause.

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farrell [1950 posts] 2 years ago
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If these happen to sell out before I get paid on Friday I am holding Road.cc fully responsible.

Also, to put yet another nail in my purchasing coffin, these caps are in the 4 for £25 quid offer (along with a selection of musettes).

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SirCav [34 posts] 2 years ago
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Woop woop! I now have something to look forward to receiving from the postie (should have bought him one too perhaps - he's a cycling nut too). A most worthwhile cause.

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Gkam84 [9089 posts] 2 years ago
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Union Jack flag central stripe??

Pretty sure it could be Dutch or French, that stripe is NOT an Union Jack...

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southseabythesea [150 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Union Jack flag central stripe??

Pretty sure it could be Dutch or French, that stripe is NOT an Union Jack...

Have a look at Cav's National Champion Jersey colours and stripes...

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Simon E [2775 posts] 2 years ago
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Looks good, and buying it will help support young riders. Two good reasons to get one.

But what happens to these kids? Doug Dewey's blog manages to be interesting and entertaining  16 Check the most recent entry:

http://douglasdewey.blogspot.fr/2014/02/le-stage-en-espagne-and-weekend-...

@DaveRaynerFund has updates about many of the young riders they are supporting.