As this challenging year comes to a close, it is time to start planning for 2021 and that includes what kit you will be wearing for cycling in that new dawn. We are delighted to tell you that Brian Mortimer and a few others have been working behind the scenes on a new design for Club road kit and you now have the opportunity to order items of that new kit ready for 2021. The new design is very clean and contemporary, thanks to Brian Mortimer’s hard work on it, and I am sure you will like its tasteful simplicity.
We are again using Wildoo as our supplier as their materials and product quality continue to be excellent. Attached you will find the design sheets (JPEG files) for the products that we have made available:
- Club SS Jersey, at £40
- Club LS Jersey, at £48
- Gilet – Windlite vest, at £50
- Windlite Jacket, at £60
Details of these are as follow:
Club Short Sleeve (SS) Jersey https://www.wildoo.co.uk/short-sleeve-jerseys/
Club Long Sleeve (LS) Jersey https://www.wildoo.co.uk/long-sleeve-jerseys/
Our CLUB jersey offers a relaxed comfort fit. Unlike our RACER jerseys the CLUB cutting pattern is longer & broader in torso with looser sleeves. It offers a flattering but close fit, which allows an additional layer to be worn underneath on chillier days.
The heart of any good cycling jersey is the fabric & for this garment we have continued with the same lightweight technical Cool-Fresh fabric that we have used for several years. The fine filament micro-perforated knitting pattern ensures that sweat is quickly wicked away from the skin keeping the rider cool and dry. A UPF25+ sun protection helps prevent sunburn. As with all our garments we only use fabrics we have tested thoroughly for durability & snag resistance so that it will still look good & perform well wash after wash.
Standard features include 3 rear pockets, a full length covered YKK® zip, Coats™ threads, silicone elastic waist gripper and as with all our garments top quality Italian inks ensure a vibrant print that will not peel, fade or crack
The cutting pattern of the LS version is the same as the short sleeve CLUB jersey. Designed with a generous sleeve length so even when the elbows are bent in the ride position your wrists are not exposed
Gilet – Windlite vest https://www.wildoo.co.uk/jackets-and-windvests/
Wind vests are possibly one of the most useful and versatile garments any cyclist can have. Our signature model is lightweight, windproof, water repellent & compact enough to be stowed in a jersey pocket when not required. The stretchy fabric together with Lycra bound sleeves & silicone gripper on the tail delivers a close aerodynamic fit that prevents wind flap.
Standard design features include 3 rear pockets, a high collar & a chunky YKK zip with full wind proof fabric on all panels
PLEASE NOTE: Our vest cutting patterns are designed to be snug fitting and based on RACE cut sizing. If you wear our jerseys in a close fitting RACE or AERO cutting pattern that you will need to order the vest in the same size. If you wear our jerseys in the looser CLUB cutting pattern you will need to order a vest one or if you prefer a looser cut two sizes up from your jersey size.
Windlite Jacket https://www.wildoo.co.uk/jackets-and-windvests/
This lightweight jacket is stretchy, windproof, water repellent & quick drying fabric to deliver protection in all but the most extreme conditions. It is extremely packable & can be rolled to fit a jersey pocket when not required so perfect for all day rides in changeable conditions to provide a protective outer shell when required.
The standard design includes 3 rear pockets, a high collar with zip garage & full windproof fabric on all panels. The new stretchy fabric & silicone gripper on the drop tail delivers a close aerodynamic fit and prevents wind flap. The sleeve ends are finished with a snug Lycra cuff.
PLEASE NOTE: Our jacket cutting patterns are designed to be snug fitting and based on RACE cut sizing. If you wear our jerseys in a close-fitting RACE or AERO cutting pattern that you will need to order the jacket in the same size. If you wear our jerseys in the looser CLUB cutting pattern you will need to order a jacket one or if you prefer a looser cut two sizes up from your jersey size.
And now the important bit on sizing:
The Short Sleeve & Long Sleeve Jerseys are Club fit and will be a relaxed fit on the sizing, the Jacket and Windvest are Race cut so will be a tighter version of the sizing.
Typically, if you take a Med in the Club Cut you will go up to a Large in the race cut.
So, what happens next????
You sit and imagine yourself riding with fellow Freewheelers kitted out in the newly designed kit. You decide which garment(s) you want to order and establish the size then email your name to me (Andy.Elllis@AbingdonFreewheeling.org.uk) with a list of each garment you want with a size (specify Men or Ladies fit) against each garment. You allocate the money on one side in your teapot or bank account.
I will compile a list of all the requested kit and then email you to ask you to pay the needed FULL amount for your choices into the Abingdon Freewheeling account so I can then send off the order all at once and ensure we get the quoted pricing.
Once the order is in, the lead-time is 4 ~ 5 weeks, I will progress that order with Wildoo and I will take delivery of the items once they are sent out by Wildoo. As soon as I have the garments, I will contact you so you can decide how to pick them up.
So, please check out what you want and let me know so we can all move forwards towards a better club cycling year in 2021.