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  • Winter Training

    Winter Riding

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    With the mornings less refreshing to wake up to and the night's drawing earlier and darker, along with the erratic changes in weather, this is enough to signify that Winter is officially - non officially here.  The constant battle between sunny showers and gale force winds make riding your bike outside feel like a gruelling chore.  Fortunately though (if you're not in Scotland), not every single winter day brings bad weather and with the right forecast and plenty of preparation it's not all doom and gloom.

    We'll give you enough of reasons to pluck up the courage to take on the elements and avoid slipping away to the turbo set up; while static training is viable enough, it doesn't ever feel as satisfying as challenging outdoor ride...

    First things first - safety!  It doesn't matter whether you're a seasoned pro and have a dedicated winter bike, or if it's the same trusty bike you use all year round, you have have have to get it serviced!  Subtle changes such as re-greasing and new or tightened cables will make the world of a difference when it comes to comfortable riding.  It might seem a bit  counter intuitive as your bike will be subject to copious rides through rain, mud, grit and snow, but having a bike that’s in the best working order creates a massive impact to your riding capability during the unpredictable season.  Plus, if you've ever had a mechanical out in  the sticks during the winter months, you'll know how soul destroying it is trying to fiddle around and fix things when your fingers are frozen still and about to fall victim to frostbite.

    Don't be chilly, wrap your... Let's take a look at winter kit - we're going to presume you have the right kit to wear because you'll have ready our Autumn/ Winter Gear blog, righhhhht...? It's also good to note, that with a trusty base layer, as with the layering of clothes that you can't avoid, you're bound to work up a sweat no matter how cold the air is.  A good quality base layer will help regulate your body temperature and wick away moisture from the skin to ensure a comfortable ride and avoid any chance of catching a chill.

    Now you’re ready to ride, but how far and how fast? The two biggest questions debated by cyclists at this time of year. But there's no real right answer to us, this decision is going to be made based on your goals, current fitness and motivation (or lack of).  It will generally go one of two ways:

    For improving your endurance, winter is arguably the best time.  Riding long and hard will help build a strong fitness base for when Summer eventually comes back around; you'll be ready to put plenty or road miles behind you.  Orr, there's the later of the two - regular short rides, this will improve your overall speed and you'll avoid most wind chill and rain!

    Whatever the weather, whatever the ride, don't forget to enjoy it with a post ride tipple of your favourite dram.  After all, the festive season is just around the corner after all...

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  • 2018 Cycling Predictions

    The Future of Cycling; 2018 Trends

     

    CYCLING TRENDS 2018With a little discussion over lunch time cheese and crackers in the office about the evolution of E-bikes and how we'd fancy a wee E-Road bike ourselves, it got us to thinking what predictions and trends are heading our way in 2018.  From disc brakes and indicators, to off loading our gear into the hollow tubes of the bike - what else is in store for the industry in 2018?  We've had a little look at what to expect and what's already in the pipelines of being launched into the cycling world.

    MTB bikes are hitting it off by getting longer, slower and slacker; and next year's trend predict this geometric calculation isn't staying in the enduro community!  Nope, it's sliding in among lightweight XC hardtails!  The expertise behind the manufacturing of these frames is lending more stability and predictability to handle this future trend of more technical cross-country courses.

    Integrated Storage; bar end to bar end, a South African brand is already ahead of this 2018 trend - using a tire plug system that mounts inside your bar ends.    There's also the result of the Fork Cork, a good looking solution to hiding a few extra necessities on the bike and ensuring it fits any modern tapered fork on the market.

    Any other hollow tubes you see fit for stuffing your extra gear in?  Or is this an impractical approach?

    In terms of racing bikes, the idea of disc brakes is increasingly catching on. Racing cyclists saw this years ago with mountain bikers. This crossover idea is taking effect more and more in the cycling scene.

    It's the Gravel bike's turn!  To most of our untrained eyes , gravel bikes look pretty similar to cyclo-cross bikes because of their relatively thin studded tires and race bike aesthetics.  But there's so much more to it than that...  The differences lie in the details. The geometry is designed for a not so freeride and more upright posture. Gravel bikes run more smoothly, are more stable, and have spaces to mount a luggage carrier built into the frame.

    A bigger, badder ass splash is coming to town!   This little piece of magic is clamped underneath the seat and keeps the majority of the dirt away from the rider in muddy and rainy weather. There are also wider variants in 2018.

    Lazer lighting!  Initially designed by a budding student turned entrepreneur, this technological brain has been designed to control a laser, LED lights, Bluetooth and GPS for London’s new fleet of Santander bikes, The Laserlight works like this: as you cycle at night a laser image of a green bicycle is projected onto the ground five metres in front of you.

    And lastly, because this one's going to blow up!  Cementing  itself in line among the cycling sector in 2018 is bike leasing. Employees can rent a work bike from their employer. In this case it does not have to be a classic city bike or e-bike.

    Racing bikes, gravel bikes and cyclo-cross bikes can also be leased. Even if the employer does not finance the costs themselves, everyone who opts for a leased bike has a financial (fiscal) advantage.

    And the future for TCJFrom design to print, our machinery, software and staff are of the highest quality in the cycling manufacturing business.  With our software holding the capability to almost run itself, we are able to look ahead to future development.

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  • Helix; Creating Green Space to Connect Local Communities

    Falkirk and the Kelpies - Cycle Routes

    imagesFalkirk's  honoured community, and two of Scotland's most well-known tourist attractions (Falkirk Wheel and The Helix) our located right across the heartland of Scotland.  It is also home to Callendar Wood Estate; a keen walkers absolute heaven!  With majestic and picturesque views through the towns 500 year old woodland, you can leave your troubles at home and burrow through the forest.

    This year The Helix will celebrate the towns first ever Horse Power event; commending the heavy horse drawn history of the industry and economy; pulling the wagons and ploughs, barges and coal ships that shaped the structural layout of the area. 'The Kelpies name reflected the mythological transforming beasts possessing the strength and endurance of 100 horses; a quality that is analogous with the transformational change of our landscapes, endurance of our inland waterways and the strength of our communities.'

    Did you know:

    • 300 tonnes each
    • 30 metres high
    • 1200 tonnes of steel-reinforced concrete foundations per head
    • 928 unique stainless steel skin-plates
    • Built on site in 90 days

    The Helix is the centre of all things active, with paths connecting over 500 kilometres of cycle routes across the Falkirk district. You can check out some of the local riders jaunts and regular rides here.  The options are varied from very family friendly, to loner rider technical trails.

    If you're coming through, you have to bring the kids and your bikes to do The Helix Around Town Tour is a 16 mile circular cycle route starting at Falkirk Stadium and connecting The Helix, The Falkirk Wheel and Callendar Park. The HArTT begins at The Helix and travels by cycleway and towpath through woodlands, glens and communities.

    If you're local to the area or are looking to fill some spare time by lending a hand, you can apply to become a memberThe Bespoke Community Development Company have constructed and maintained all sorts of trails in the area - one being the Falkirk - Linlithgow route of the John Muir Way Cost to Coast.  This route will tick off plenty on your sight seeing list as you can see Falkirk Wheel and Callendar Park.

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  • Tour of Britain

    Ovo Energy - Tour of Britain

    soreen jersey frIt's not only Edinburgh and Cardiff that are new to the event; there's a further 9 neighbouring cities that will be visited!! But you'll need to stay tuned to find out.  This year there are going to be summit finishes - which haven't been seen since 2013.

    Now lets get to the good bit!

    Stage 1: The 188-kilometre Royal Mile opening in Scotland's capital will also include a 79km loop in the Scottish Borders, allowing the fans and passing spectators to see the worlds fastest on two wheels, not once - but twice in one day!

    Stage 2: Racing from Kielder Water and Forest Park, all 120 of the worlds greatest cyclists will travel approx. 211km; making it the longest stage of the tour.  The race will finish in Blyth with a finishing loop, so if you miss a beat - don't worry,  you'll see it for a second time this year.

    Stage 3: A 182km stage, passing through the Normanby Hall County Park estate and finishing in Scunthorpe.

    Stage 4: At this halfway mark, all 120 roadies will pass through Harworth and Bircotes where the museum and memorial to 1965 World Champ Tommy Simpson is located.

    Stage 5: It's time trial timeeee!  The 10 mile loop will start and finish in Clacton - who'll come out on top here...

    Stage 6: Some of the new neighbouring towns added to this years tour come in to play here.  With the professionals passing through Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds, Eye, Framlingham and Woodbridge.

    Stage 7: Who'll stumble at the last hurdle...  With the King of the Mountains climb commencing just 10km before the decent into Cheltenham (also a new town).

    Stage 8: Where the Cardiff finale welcomes the winners!  The 180km route will begin in Worcester and finish on King Edward VII Avenue near Cardiff City Hall.

    You can find all the available live broadcasts here

     

     

     

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  • Why Choose thecyclejersey

    TCJ: Quality Development, Manufacturing and Success in the Cycling Industry

     

    At thecyclejersey (TCJ) we specialise in custom printed cycle jerseys made to your own design, as well as bespoke limited edition designs we have been able to create with the permission of the company or artist.

    Our jerseys are designed and developed to fit every kind of cyclist; from a leisurely Sunday peddler who likes a coffee and a cake (or two), to the hard-core downhill/ endurance and seriously savvy road racers.  Whatever your riding style, you need to be comfortable on the bike – that’s why we don’t compromise when it comes to manufacturing our apparel.

    Each individual jersey is developed from start to finish, by our small in house, professional team.

     SYSTEMS:

    From design to print, our machinery, software and staff are of the highest quality in the cycling manufacturing business.  With our software holding the capability to almost run itself, we are able to look ahead to future development.

    QUALITY MATERIAL:

    Our jersey fabric is a 100% recycled polyester (from the Polyester chain) located form Belgium, that faces no boundaries when it comes to performance; constructed with a multi drying fabric that contains a unique fibre to instantly wick moisture away from the skin.

    You can read the technical bits about each of our garments here

    QUALITY MANAGEMENT:

    Our sportswear is all produced under one roof (Falkirk, central Scotland) and overseen at every stage of production by each individual of the team.  This ensures the quality of the software, machinery output and final garment results are of the most efficient and highest quality achievable.

    GOOD ENOUGH FOR:

    Our team riders!  And a few others you might have heard of?  Tracy Moseley (member of Trek Factory Enduro Team and reigning EWS World Champ) , Mark Cavendish MBE ( The Manx Missile – the most successful British cyclist overnight), and Martin Johnson (Ex England Rugby Player).

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  • Autumn Cycle Gear

    Autumn Cycle Jerserys

     

    There's no such thing as bad weather...  Just bad clothing! Autumn comes around like clock work every year (22nd September) this year to be specific, so planning ahead is imperative - especially this side of the border; blue skies and heats of 25 degrees one minute and tsunami effects the next!

    Luckily, technology is ever advancing in the print manufacturing and textile industry and we're able to provide our customers with the most appropriate specification of garment for all seasons.  The general rule of thumb is to protect your core extremities, if they're protected you'll be riding in relative comfort.

    Throughout, the next few months or so, you're going to have to build your winter wardrobe too.  It's about quality rather than quantity; often we're told to layer up, but remember whatever you put on, will at some point have to come off, which can potentially leave you fighting a battle with the elements which aint going to be fun!  Our prices are certainly the most genuine on the market; you don't have to pay through the nose for guaranteed quality.  You will still have a garment that allows for breathability, comfort, performance and of course is aesthetically pleasing - dressing for comfort doesn't mean you need to look like a dafty!

    We've listed our top products for the unavoidable seasonal changes to come:

    Stcj-bruichladdich-sockocks: our performance socks are created with CoolMax CoreSpun fibers to wick moisture away from the foot to allow fast evaporation, while providing an excellent defence against blisters. Our socks put the CoolMax on the inside of the sock where it belongs and the nylon on the outside to provide lasting durability. The cuff uses Lycra to offer a truly gentle, supportive ankle band.

     

    Knee Warmers/ Arm Warmers: these are the ultimate accessories for temperature control for those days when the thermometer fluctuates.  Using brushed back roubaix lycra this is the most versatile solution to keeping your limbs comfortable.

    Snood/ Buffs: a multifunctional accessory ideal and practical for all kinds of rides.  The lightweight, breathable, microfibre fabric is also wind resistant and really comfortable to wear.

    Gilets: this lightweight garment is perfect for taking the edge of the early morning chill and lightweight enough to stash in aback pocket.  Our  Gilets are made from high quality Windtex® fabric with windproof, waterproof, breathable membrane.

    skye-windcheetaWindcheetaThis provides the optimal fit for cold weather riding, using a 3 layer Windtex® fabric which protects from wind and rain whilst maintaining good breathability

    / Windcheeta lite: The Windcheeta Lite provides the optimal fit for wet or that little bit colder weather riding, using a 3 layer Windtex® fabric which protects from wind and rain whilst maintaining good breathability.

    TALISKER LONG SLEEVE WINTER WEIGHTJersey: we offer various adaptions to our cycle jerseys, from long sleeves and zips to silicone gripper and a Autumn/ Winter weight fabric.

    Our Autumn jersey is a fantastic 190gsm fabric, which is the most ideal weighted fabric for colder weather cycling.  Despite the decreasing temperatures, body heat still rises vigorously and this is where the correct garment is essential for comfortable riding; heat our fabric has excellent breathing capacity as well as its heat retention protect the body’s microclimate - with a brushed back inside lining for extra insulation.

     

    All you have to do is ask!  For further questies on making your jersey suitable for the change in season email: info@thecyclejersey.com

    Options: Short YKK Zip, Full length YKK Zip (+£2), Long Sleeve (+£2), Race fit, Zipped media pocket (+£4) and Silicone gripper (+£4).

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Enduro Race Jersey

    Enduro Race Fit Cycle Jersey - now available

    New style available  when ordering a custom  or website TCJ cycle jersey.

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    As Mountain biking has developed throughout the years, so have the disciplines; Enduro is a form of MTB racing that caters to average athletes - it allows you to visit some gnarly trails and there's no need to splash out on a specialist race bike, but still race non the less.  Enduro includes multiple dh stages, up hill transfers and usually holds a set time scale.

    If you're reading this, we're assuming you're pretty bad ass on the trails and probably pay through the nose for kit that most people on the Enduro world will have.  That's where we come in handy - with no initial artwork fees, free delivery and no hidden costs you can design your own Enduro style jersey -  one no one else will have, from just £42.95!   Or do

    you ride with a team?  We've got that covered too!  And you'll only need to wait 2 weeks once you're design has been confirmed!  Check it all out here.

    Constructed with high performance multi-dry fabric; allowing for moisture  to be transferred to the face of the fabric to aid drying and provide maximum comfort and performance on and off the bike.  Ergonomically designed for athletes and complete with a complimentary round neck.

    • Sleeve: 3|4 length or long sleeve
    • No elastic hem
    • Round neck
    • Multi-dry fabric

     

    TOP ENDUROS TO ENTRE THIS YEAR

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  • Muckmedden MTB Eliminator

    JSR Start line photoFriday the 23rd of June saw the first day of the best biking festival of the year. The Muckmedden Head2Head Eliminator 2017, hosted at Parkhill Farm, Cupar.

    Arriving early on the sunny Friday afternoon meant we had our pick of the campsite, and after much deliberation settled on a spot close enough to the toilets for midnight visits. But far enough away to avoid the inevitable waft of keich that was certain to fill the air by close of play sunday.

    Our camping ritual insists that once parked, the first beer MUST be immediately opened and consumed quickly to avoid anyone from woosing out if the weather turns nasty. The clinking of bottles meant the start of an epic weekend full of bikes, beers and banter. Which by bedtime that evening, was had by the bucketload. Probably too much fun was had to be honest!

    We awoke at 7am on the Saturday slightly fuzzy, shovelled in breakfast and quickly dashed over to the event village to visit the guys at The Cycle Jersey to pick up my shiny new race shirt for the day, and special Eliminator tshirts and mugs! We couldn’t have James representing and not myself as well!

    Atop the hill the wind was trying to take us back to Edinburgh, and if Stevie had caught enough sick air off the cheeky double at the start of the run, that's where he just might have ended up! The course consisted of a blast along the crest of the hill, turning down the face of it over the launch pad jump, then blasting into the woods. Down a steep slippery chute, exploding into the event village and over the road gap into the final section through a barley field! None of us had  ever competed in a head to head before, so we didn't know what to expect, but as usual, Aaron and his team put together an excellent format which is friendly and fun, but lets not forget its still a race!!! Its win or be eliminated!

    Big Steve was called first and wasted no time in collecting the teams first win of the day. James and myself followed, both winning the next few runs. However a pedal slip at the start by myself saw me eliminated shortly after and Stevie too was pipped at the post by his opponent only a couple runs previous. Leaving James to bring home some silverware for the boys, but sadly this was not to be. Eliminated by one of the top riders attending saw us all hitting the bar sooner than we would have liked! But…..without realising it, I was the last eliminated eligible to qualify for the barley dual slalom.  Another smaller knockout tournament held between finals of the Eliminator event. Which to my delight, I won!!!! So when all was said and done the team gained our 2nd Gold medal, which by the way, iv only just managed to pry from my chest as I was so chuffed. It may not have been the main event, but we will take any medals we can get!! Needless to say, the rest of the Saturday evening was spent dressed up as an 80s trucker in a full mullet and double denim, flying around on a borrowed tandem bike and drinking more than our own bodyweight in alcohol! Of course it was…there's no other way!

    Sunday morning came and we fell out of our vans into another gale force wind and began dismantling our HQ, we said our goodbyes and hit the road for home.

    Another epic weekend of gears and beers with some seriously quick and talented riders thanks to Muckmedden events. Plenty banter and laughs had by us at JRS ENDURO and The Cycle Jersey, always good patter over a pint with these guys…. and not to mention our epic new racing shirts!!!! Thanks again, much love and we look forward to seeing you all at the next event. Cheers!!!

    JRS Funny Eliminator Pic

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  • Manchester Arena Attack Charity Cycle

     #BeeStrong  - We Love MCR Charity Cycle

    I LOVE MCR JERSEY BLOG IMAGEA couple of months ago, we designed a really special custom cycle jersey for Chris; to help him aid his decision to help raise money for the Manchester Arena Victims.  He cycled from Blackpool to Manchester on the 9th of July - that's 100km by the way...  And he  busted a gut and do it in a target of 4 hours!

    The charity he is representing is the Lord Mayor if Manchester charity - We Love MCR; this charity is dedicated to support people who have been injured or bereaved by the attack on the 22nd of May.

    Since the making of this jersey, the increase of fundraising event participation has kept just kept growing to help support the victims (some of which are STILL in hospital).   Among all the events, various  ranges of clothing have been released with a 'Bee Strong' logo to raise money for the victims.  Charity rides are amongst the most popular acts of kindness to raise money for the chairty, so we're proud to be able to offer such an meaningful product to so many people.  You can show support by purchasing your very own MCR jersey herePlease take reassurance that we will donate a percentage of sales from each jersey to the We Love MCR Charity.

    The Arena reopens its doors (September 9th) after repair, for the first time in 3 months since the horrific event in which 22 people died and dozens were injured after the Ariana Grande concert; with an all star line up benefit concert in which proceeds will go to the We Love MCR Charity.

    There's still plenty of events lined up before the end of the year!  You can see and sign up here.

     

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  • Your change can make a change

    Charity Project

    PILGRIM TO PARIS - TOBY AND CHANDOSThis summer, two school boys (Toby & Chandos, aged 13), are earning extra credit in school for this end of year Charity project.  Please help these rad boys to meet their target of £3000 for three charities very close to each of their hearts.  With £1415 by, they are 47% closer to reaching their target and have just shy of 3 days to achieve it!

    They look pretty swanky in their custom jerseys. don't they!  We'd love to work with more charities to design their own cycle jersey and help raise way more awareness.

    Dear All

    I (Toby) am writing to let you know that as part of my end of school project and to celebrate finishing Common Entrance at the Pilgrim’s School both my friend Chandos  and I are planning to ride from Winchester to Paris in three days. We will be starting at Winchester Cathedral on Friday 23rd June and aim to arrive at Notre Dame on the afternoon of Sunday 27th June, having also visited Rouen Cathedral on route.  The route we are taking is approximately 305 km. In preparation for this challenge we have already cycled over 105kms on a Wiggle race in the New Forest on Sat 8th April.

    We are hoping to raise a total of £3000 for three charities which are:-

    Allegra’s Ambition, Cancer Research UK and Bhubesi Pride.

    Allegra’s Ambition is a charity aiming to help young people through participation in sport and outdoor activities to develop similar positive behaviours and values to enhance their lives – and be happier people, like Allegra. A second ambition of Allegra’s charity is for young people to become involved in building the charity with their own ideas and challenges. Our vision of Allegra’s Ambition is clear – but there are many ways of achieving it. Allegra was always proactive and she had great ideas. If it was fun, if it was a challenge, if it was inclusive, if the goal was worthwhile – then Allegra wanted to do it.

    Cancer has affected us and many other people in the world. We have had two cases of this. First, my mum is luckily doing fine after her encounter with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. However, my god mother, Alison Denley, died recently due to breast cancer which was heart breaking. Of course, these events are happening every day and action is needed.

    The third charity Chandos and I are looking to raise money for is the Bhubesi Pride Foundation, a charity that Chandos’ father supported last year when he went out to Kenya to coach rugby for 2 weeks.  The foundation assembles teams of committed volunteers to carry out annual rugby coaching expeditions, using sport as a tool for education.  They work with schools and communities in east and southern Africa, children unite through sport, local staff are empowered and meaningful partnerships are developed to ensure sustainable impact for the long-term.

    If you would like to support us I have set a My Donate page.  Alternatively, I know some people prefer to give charity cheques and these can be made out to Allegra’s Ambitions, Cancer Research UK and Bhubesi Pride.

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