Tomorrow (Saturday) is the first birthday of the Rapha London Cycle Club, and in celebration of this and the final stages of the Tour, Rapha are inviting you to celebrate at the club.
If you rode this year’s L’Étape du Tour, you can get yourself a free drink as long as you rock up with your race number on Saturday. This is the day that the pros ride the same route that L’Étape covered a fortnight ago, and you can watch the action at the club.
You’ll probably know that Rapha provide Team Sky’s clothing, and in the event of a Sky win on Sunday, they’ll be offering free champagne to all viewers… so if you fancy some bubbly, get yourself along to Brewer Street.
Of course, Rapha will be even happier if you buy some of the Team Sky off-the-bike Supporters range – the polo shirt, for example, is £30 – or the replica kit.
The complete range is here.
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 road.cc 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.