It’s been a while coming – around 18 months, in fact, since the last one – but the start of February will see Rapha hold a Sample Sale in Manchester.
The sale is an ideal opportunity to get your hands on what Rapha describes as “unique samples, discontinued items and end-of-season stock,” and from experience we know there’s some great bargains to be had.
It takes place in the Northern Quarter, and if you want to get hold of some of the best kit before it sells out, Rapha say that going by the success of the last Sample Sale in Manchester, it’s a good idea to get down there early on the Saturday.
The Sample Sale isn’t the only thing the London-based brand has planned for 2014 – later this year the city will host the second permanent Rapha Cycling Club shop-cum-café in the UK.
The first opened in London’s Soho in 2012, following an earlier pop-up store in Clerkenwell in 2010.
Rapha Sample Sale
Unit 6, The Old Smithfield Building
61 Church Street
Saturday 1st February – 9.30am to 6.00pm
Sunday 2nd February – 10.00am to 5.00pm
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.