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Eight-item range goes on sale soon, preview at Manchester World Cup

British Cycling has announced that it will be releasing a range of replica kit to enable the country’s cyclists to fly the flag in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics.

Produced by Adidas, the eight-item range “will be designed using team specification, technology and styling,” says British Cycling, made from the same material and with similar performance to that worn by the country’s top riders.

Items will include short and long sleeve jerseys, the latter with a fleece inner, wind vest, bib shorts, gloves, socks and cap, together with a child’s cycling jersey.

British Cycling says that the kit “will be available from a number of well-known cycling retailers,” and there will be “sneak preview” of it at the fortchcoming Manchester Track Cycling World Cup on 18-20 February.

Full details of pricing and retailers will be released shortly, and one of the sales outlets will be Wiggle, where British Cycling members will benefit from a discount when buying items.

 

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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andylul [410 posts] 5 years ago
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If it's anything like the 2012 stuff Adidas have already put out, it'll be sh*te...

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simonmb [353 posts] 5 years ago
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No one ever looked good in National kit unless they'd earned the right to wear it.

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Trev Allen [132 posts] 5 years ago
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simonmb wrote:

No one ever looked good in National kit unless they'd earned the right to wear it.

So so true....

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James Warrener [1082 posts] 5 years ago
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Sounds like Bike Radar on here all of a sudden... the old replica kit debate !

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Simon_MacMichael [2450 posts] 5 years ago
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It'll be like football soon, when any fat old chav who's fond of the beer and cigs can pull on an England shirt.

And the fans then go out and buy the replica kit with his name on the back  3

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Mat Brett [624 posts] 5 years ago
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Love your work, Simon

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andylul [410 posts] 5 years ago
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...and there you are:

http://www.bikebiz.com/news/read/british-cycling-and-adidas-reveal-offic...

Pass my fags, my pint and my copy of the Sun - I'm off for a bike ride - better shave off my sideburns in case I'm mistaken for Wiggo, though.

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James Warrener [1082 posts] 5 years ago
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I love it!! I would wear one because I am patriotic.

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simonmb [353 posts] 5 years ago
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jimmythecuckoo wrote:

I would wear one because I am patriotic.

'Patriotic' isn't the first word that springs to my mind Fella  10

I think support for BC is all very well, and I could see even myself wearing a stylishly designed BC Supporters polo shirt on the right occasion, but the possibility of seeing cyclists pounding the roads dressed top-to-toe in this kit is as ridiculous as seeing pub soccer teams turning out on a Sunday morning up and down the land in replica England strip  24

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spaceyjase [53 posts] 5 years ago
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I'll give it a go. I'm typically invisible on the bike anyway so nobody is going to notice the 2012 kit.

Awesomelols @Simon_MacMichael. I doff my lid to you sir.

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mandelstam [3 posts] 5 years ago
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I can't see what the problem is... But I do get a bit edgy seeing people in the yellow, gold, pink etc jerseys. I mean would you go out with your fake olympic medal on?
Anyhoo life goes on...

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abudhabiChris [692 posts] 5 years ago
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On the up side... it sends a message of support to the team, raises some money for cycling, and builds the profile of cycling in the public eye and press.

On the down side... the people wearing it weren't in the team.

Gee, let me think about that for a while.

If you don't like it then look at it in the same way as people who wear TDF leader jerseys.
Is there anything more irresistable and ultimately satisfying than chasing and catching some tosser wearing the KoM jersey as he labours up a 6% gradient.

And if you really, really don't like it then look at it like Livestrong bands, or the Daily Mail. A useful way to identify people you don't want to be around.