It's Lidl time! Budget supermarket rolls out seasonal cycling special offers
Bargain hunters head for German budget supermarket that isn't Aldi
Everyone’s favourite budget supermarket chain*, Lidl, is having one of its seasonal cycling special offer week… so if you like a bargain it might be worth a look.
As usual with Lidl’s special offers, when it’s gone it’s gone, so you’ll need to get in there bright and early if you want to have your pick of the kit.
What’s on offer? Funny you should ask… There’s quite a big range this time around.
There’s a cycle top – a short sleeve jersey, to you and me – for the princely sum of £6.99. Yes, that’s £6.99. Lidl say that it’s made from a breathable, moisture-wicking fabric with an antibacterial, odour-inhibiting Silverplus finish. It comes in various colours and in both men’s and women’s versions.
The 20L rucksack is £7.99, the cycling rain trousers are £7.99, and kids’ helmets are £7.99.
Basically, it’s all ridiculously cheap. There’s an aluminium floor pump, for example, priced at £4.99. We can’t vouch for the quality of any of these products – we’ve not seen them – but the pump comes with a pressure gauge, a dual head, and a two-year warranty.
Guess how much the 31-piece bike tool kit costs. It’s a little saddle pack containing a multi-tool, tyre levers, puncture repair kit and a couple of bulbs.
Wrong! It’s £4.99.
We bought a jersey last time Lidl did a cycling special offer and it actually looked okay. It wasn’t Rapha, Assos or Gore quality, admittedly – it was mostly acrylic but there was merino wool in the mix, and it cost about 15 quid. Mind you, we gave it away in a Schwag Grab so we’re not sure how it stood up to the test of time.
Anyway, check it all out at www.lidl.co.uk
* With the possible exception of Aldi.