A new collection of handmade bespoke English furniture is designed to hold all your kit while looking the part in your hallway, and it looks to be excellent value too.
‘Les Equipiers’, handcrafted by Tom Rowan, incorporates several useful pieces, including an Illuminated Pedestal / Cycling Cabinet and Shoe Stool - a multifunctional piece that can be used as a shoe cabinet and stool or as a decorative side table.
The cycling inspired designs can be customised with, for example, club/team colours or a cycling event - making it a great present for any other cyclist in your life. The side table pictured above will cost you either £80 or £95 depending on whether you want it with or without an internal shelf.
The Mirror & Drawer Unit can be wall mounted or sat on a dressing table, has two drawers and two pegs to organise your cycling valuables. It is also available with lower mounted hangers for a jacket, cap or helmet, giving you no excuse to leave the house with your helmet not on straight! The mirror unit sells for £95 without hangers, and £120 with two hangers and two colours.
And star of the collection is the Illuminated Pedestal & Cycling Cabinet, designed to hold your helmet, cap or shoes on the external pegs and a collection of cycling gear in the internal compartments. It has an integrated uplighter and side light, to guide you home. The glass top is ideal for highlighting a valued possession. Prices for this range from £90 through to £185 depending on the combination of hangers and drawers you want. You can also have it custom painted too.
Designed by Tom Rowan, an ex elite racing cyclist, who rode with the Exeter Wheelers CC & Twickenham CC before moving to France where he raced for 3 years with a top amateur team, the furniture is designed and made in Bristol.
The makers are happy to customise sizes, colours and materials as you wish.
After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.