Form an orderly queue, discount supermarket Aldi are this Thursday (that’s tomorrow) launching some new summer cycle clothing including a brand new Premium Cycling Shirt and Casual Cycling Shorts, plus clipless shoes costing just £20. Yes, you did read that right, £20...
The last time we published a story about Aldi’s Special Buys cycling discount bonanza it went down a storm. Or was it Lidl? Always get the two confused. With spring in full bloom Aldi have a new spring collection and as with all their Special Buys, everything is limited so you’re best to get to your nearest store early because you don’t want to miss out, do you?
No we didn’t think so, because have a look at this new addition, the Premium Cycling Shirt. It actually looks really smart and, best of all, it costs just £14.99. It’s made from a fabric that’s treated with a hydrophilic coating, something you might normally expect to find in jerseys costing many times more. It helps to move sweat and excess moisture from your skin more quickly, keeping you dry.
It’s available in two colours, has reflective details, a dropped tail with anti-slip tape around the hem, and a YKK full-length zipper. We can’t tell from the description, but we’re assuming there’s three regular pockets around the back.
Pair the jersey with the new Casual Cycling Shorts, costing just £11.99. A baggy short that is ideal for wearing over a pair of Lycra shorts, for touring, riding to the office/pub/cafe/university, or mountain biking. Features include a hydrophilic coating, like the jersey above, to help keep you dry, removable inner shorts with a Coolmax seat pad, zip pockets and reflective prints. They’re available for men and women.
What else can we tell you about? Those are the only items flagged up as ‘new’, but we did spot a smart pair of clipless cycling shoes that cost just £19.99. No, they’re not made from Kangaroo leather or anything fancy like that, but they do have a synthetic upper punctuated with mesh panels for cooling. The sole, a rugged design that's designed to make them versatile enough for any cycling, even some light off-roading, is compatible with two-bolt cleat systems. They’re only available in men’s sizing 8-10.
You can’t always guarantee the weather is going to be warm and sunny, and for the days when it’s not, the Cycling Softshell Jacket, just £15.99, is made from a fabric that Aldi describe as breathable. We’ll take a punt at it being a fairly generic polyester. Available for men and women, it has removable sleeves so you can turn it into a gilet and has pockets, elastic cuffs, dropped tail and reflective piping.
They’re also doing geranium’s for £1.79 so you can pick up some nice flowers for the garden while you’re there. For more details of all the Special Buys, head over to www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/offers_week18Thursday13.htm
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.