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.