Morvélo Bicycle Apparel have joined up with Sussex compatriots Dark Star Brewing Co to produce the latest jersey in their range.
Dark Star is an award-winning brewery based next door to Kinesis Bikes, home of The Kinesis Morvélo Project (The KMP) cycle team (well, kind of a team – go to www.kinesismorvelo.com for the details).
Initially, on encouragement from Morvélo, Dark Star sponsored the ever-popular Brighton Big Dog mountain bike event. So impressed by a cyclist’s post-ride thirst, they now sponsor The KMP who offer samples of Dark Star drinks, such as the Espresso Stout, at events they attend,
This led to a demand for a cycle jersey, so Dark Star encouraged the enthusiastic cyclists and drinkers at Morvélo to let their creative ideas flow. Several designs later and the result blends Morvélo's classic styling, Dark Star's logo, and a premium-quality jersey.
Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.