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Bag a bargain at Aldi on Thursday

Discount supermarket chain to offer cut-price bike accessories

Aldi are offering a whole load of cycling accessories in a promotion next week, including a soft shell jacket for 15 quid.

The usual deal with Aldi’s Special Buys is that they have fairly limited stock so you need to get into one of the stores pretty early to make sure you get what you’re after.

The offers include gloves at £3.49 a pair, an LED set at £4.99 and jerseys at £7.99. There are also saddles, socks, pumps, shorts… quite a large range, by the look of things.

We got a merino/viscose top and some socks from one of these Aldi events once. You couldn’t say that Rapha, Assos or Castelli have any need to feel threatened in terms of the quality, but they performed okay. For the prices, you certainly couldn’t complain.

We’ve not seen next week’s products other than on the Aldi website so we can’t vouch for the quality this time around, but if you want to find out for yourself, make a note in your diary for Thursday morning.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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