The Cycle Jersey Blog

  1. TMO Racing

    Tracy Moseley's Team Rider - Jayden

    tmo racing, enduro racing, enduro tops Jayden is a young kid who I feel has been around in our local riding scene and club for years already and somehow is still only 15yrs old ! I would see him riding his unicycle, smashing the pump track on his bmx, fat biking and bike packing with his dad and racing national XC races ! I loved the variety of his skills and love for riding bikes in whatever form At the end of 2017 I offered Jayden the change to ride an old enduro bike I had an introduced him to a few enduro races…..fast forward just 18 months and he is know becoming an accomplished little bike racer taking some impressive race results with him already…   Find our more about him in the Q&A below:
    Who is Jayden Randell? I look upon myself as a normal teen, who looks forward to riding my bike.
    How old are you? 15 years old. 14/07/2003
    Where are you from? Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
    How did you get into starting riding bikes? My Dad’s interest in mountainbiking is why I started riding bikes, with my first bike being a run bike at the age of 2.
    What is it about Enduro racing that you like compared to all the other disciplines you have done? To be honest, I like all forms of racing bikes. But, the passion for riding and racing Enduro comes from the relaxed vibe within the Enduro community. What’s better than a weekend in the hills on the bikes with you mates and calling it a race!
    How was 2018? 2018 was my first full season of enduro racing, with a couple of XC races added in. With 20+ races up and down the country, I sure did have a lot of fun on the bike.
    2018 highlights? The stand out highlight from 2018 was Ard Rock. The weather couldn’t have been any better, the stages were like no other, and I had the best time chatting bikes and racing with my mates. A couple of other highlights have got to be taking the number 1 spot at the King & Queen Enduro in Scotland and a Mash-up late last year at Eastridge where everything seemed to click with my riding.
    What did you learn in 2018? It was a huge learning curve throughout the year: from nutrition, what to wear, what to carry, bike prep, tyre choices and fitness.
    How has 2019 been so far? 2019 has been good so far, I’ve really enjoyed riding and exploring a bit more in the Forest of Dean.
    New bike? The new bike… wow. What a machine the Trek Slash is! I feel really grateful to be riding such a great piece of kit this year. I’m really feeling the difference on the bigger 29er wheels.
    How was the first Enduro race? We were treated with some of that muddy stuff for the first Enduro of 2019. Had a blast riding some super fun and physical FoD stages. really pleased with an overall fastest time on stage one, taking the win in the Juniors and surprised with a fourth place overall.
    How did it go?  
    XC race? My XC race at Cannock Chase sure was a shock to the system, but pleased with my 5th place.
       
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  2. Lightweight Training Clothing

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    Get Ready for Warmer Weather: Custom Cycle Clothing

    Just like a spell of hot weather shouldn’t make your intentions of a ride questionable, neither should the fresh chill of a spring morning – with the right precautions you’ll be just grand.  After all, the Easter holidays are a golden opportunity for cyclists.  It allows for some warmer weather training, loads of sunny miles to put behind us and creates buzz of excitement in time for the British Summer months officially beginning. The biggest posed topic though, isn’t where to go – it’s what to wear?  The in-between months are tricky, with light showers still existing, sunny spells one minute and chilly starts most mornings. Spring requires some key pieces of lightweight training clothing and a little experience to know how to best approach – and that’s where we're on hand to help and advise: Caps: These are an underrated accessory for sure!  They actually keep so much heat inside of you – a great benefit of a cap is once you warm up, it’s functional and lightweight enough to shove in your back pocket.  Tip to consider when wearing one under your helmet – point it up!  It’ll avoid a sore neck from peering up to see ahead. Jerseys: It’s getting warm enough to ditch the heavy weight, fleece lined Windcheeta and swap it for a long sleeve road cycling jersey; our jerseys feature a high performance 140gsm multi dry technical fabric.  They’re produced using advanced fit technology to provide the most comfortable riding experience. Jackets:  Alternatively we can offer both Gilets and a Windcheeta Lite option.  Our sleeveless jerseys A.K.A - Gilets are made from high quality Windtex® fabric – making it windproof, waterproof and breathable.  The standard Gilet is manufactured with a lightweight mesh rear panel, but we do give the option to alter this for a Solid Windtex® rear panel instead. Our Windcheeta Lite is hugely popular at this time of the year; providing the optimal fit for wet or that little bit colder weather riding.  It consists of a 3 layer Windtex® fabric which protects from the wind and rain whilst maintaining breathability.  You can design a custom long sleeve cycling jacket here. Arm & Leg Warmers: The general rule of thumb is to protect your core extremities, right?  If they’re protected you’ll be riding in comfort.  Warmers are a cooshtie piece of kit!  Don’t jump the gun on this one – save bare legs for the later spring months and double up with shorts and warmers to ease yourself in.   Arm warmers aren't a necessity this moment s your probably wearing a long sleeve, but it's something you should start sourcing for around about now too – as your long sleeve jersey will be taking a back seat for the season. Snoods:  These are genius.  I can’t keep up with how many ways there are to use a one?!  Sweat band, head band, hair tie – the list goes on and on.  It’s a great piece of kit to have handy; bridging the gap and protecting you from the chill.
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  3. Custom Cycling Jersey UK Size Chart

    CUSTOM JERSEY SIZE GUIDE

    Cycling Jersey UK Size Chart

    Strongly recommend looking at our size guides prior to placing an order – please do not assume you will be the same size as another brand.  Our jerseys are not made in race fit; however we have taken feedback on board and altered our cycle jersey sizes to be; slightly sculpted and a little shorter on the body. Measuring tips:  the easiest way to identify what size you’ll be is to lay flat and measure a jersey you already own and love the fit of – then compare it to our own size guides.  You’ll definitely find something to suit this way. ** We do offer a FREE sample service, however we can’t guarantee your preferred style/ sizes will be available; this is primarily a service used to showcase the quality of print and sewing. Our custom cycling jerseys are designed to last; we have tested and researched every item used to manufacture these custom tops.  Our fabric, zips, ink, transfer paper, machines, etc. are all of the upmost quality and durability. Please note – our cycle tops are nonreturnable due to the nature of their design, so please do take care in choosing your design and size of garment. We’ve included our sizing guides below:
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  4. Tour de Yorkshire

    Tour de Yorkshire 2019

      TOUR DE YORKSHIRE   The fith edition of this Yorkshire road bike sportive is just weeks away; further growing and succeeding as a recognised UCI event.  Last year, Greg Van Avermaet secured overall victory in the Tour de Yorkshire, winning general classification, points clarification and team classification (BMC).  Stéphane Rossetto was KOM winner, with Megan Guarnier (Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team) led the Cow and Calf climb in Illkely  and took the reigning champ title for the women's TDY. The Tour de Yorkshire was created in 2015 as a legacy event from the Tour de France’s Grand Départ in the county in 2014 – and Yorkshire has also been selected to host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.   tdy blog imageDoing the Yorkshire Tour or the this year?  Or how about the Ay Up! Yorkshire SportiveWe stock two awesome Yorkshire cycling jerseys and if you order now you'll get it in time for either event.  With the routes announced and training well underway - have you thought about your kit?  We specialise in both custom printed jerseys, made to your own design, as well as bespoke limited edition branded cycling jerseys - we even have our own Tour de Yorkshire cycling jersey  available for sale.   Wensleydale Creamery is stone throw away from each starting andwensleydale blog imahe finishing point of each stage.  Every year Yorkshires finest food and drink producers are showcased to the worlds media, during these four days - so for all you cheese feins and those alike; there'll be plenty of opportunity to try a little taste of heaven.  It'll be no surprise to you, that this brand is available as a jersey too!  You'll need to be faster than the udders to bag one of these! wenseydale COW PRINT JERSEY BLOG IMAGE
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  5. Falkirk FC Cycle Jerseys

    Falkirk FC Bespoke Cycling Jerseys

    On sale now!  Falkirk FC Bespoke Cycling Jerseys - exclusively sold at their Club Shop. We are delighted to be able to sponsor and assist the first club in Scotland in manufacturing their own cycling shirts.  Including the club badge and Falkirk FC tartan, this is a must have for all Falkirk supporting, cycling enthusiasts.  Limited availability on this garment at the minute, due to a soft launch so that club funds can be used for more important tasks - like getting them up the league!  But fear not - these can be made to order. Falkirk Football Club is a professional club based in the town of Falkirk. The club was founded in 1876 and competes in the Scottish Championship as a member of the Scottish Professional Football League (currently 9th in Scottish Championship as of 10.01.19). Last year, we had SO MANY customers/ fans interested in having a custom cycling top made, replicating their preferred club's football kit, unfortunately most of which we had to turn away as we of course didn’t want to cause any issues with branding, suppliers, etc.  So please note, if we don't inform you otherwise - you must have permission from the club to use their branding.  This year we have a lot of contact with customers and clubs themselves who are interested in designing a cycle top to be available for sale as official club merchandise.  Most recently of course - is our own local team Falkirk FC.  However, we’re currently producing kit for Manchester City and have previously worked with Reading and Celtic too!  So obviously there’s a great market of football supporting, cyclists! Which is great news!
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  6. University Sportsteam Kit Supplier

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    University Custom Team Kit

    At thecyclejersey we specialise in designing and manufacturing custom printed cycle jerseys and event merchandise.  Producing custom team kit for University Cycling Clubs/ Rugby Football Clubs and staff is a huge part to the start of our season now too.  Currently we design and manufacture kit for approx 15 Universities - including St Andrews, Heriot Watt and Cardiff University. Last year we were approached by Rob wainwright - former Scotland Rugby Captin - to help support Doddie Weirs 'My Name's Doddie' charity and fundraiser events.  We designed and manufactured thousands of headbands for the infamous 'March of 1000 Headbands' to raise awareness for MND.  The march was the finale of the 'Doddie Gump', which set out to get people walking 50,000 miles, or twice round the world, to raise money for the My Name's Doddie foundation.  Rugby fans in Rome were asked to wear a headband (Weir's trademark on the pitch ) and walk 2.5 miles from Piazza del Popolo to the Stadio Olympico. We're a Scottish teamwear brand located in Falkirk, central Scotland which means we’re able to manufacture and deliver your team kit within 2 weeks of order approval – we’re completely unbeatable on turnaround in the UK and European market. Our custom process is simple and quick; send your inquiry to info@thecyclejersey.com along with a design spec and all logos you'd like on the design and we'll get to work on creating a visual for you see prior to placing your full order in to print.  

    Free Design Service

    • Layout and colours on a sketch is fine, although if artwork is within our templates already then this can speed up the process.
    • TheCycleJersey will create your design at no charge and will allow 2 sets of alterations with no additional charges.
    • Subsequent changes may be charged, we will notify you of any charges prior to any additional design work.
    • Initial designs are normally carried out within 2 working days.
    • No limit to number of colours

      • The print process runs CMYK, however we can also use PANTONE as well as RGB
      • If there is any doubt in the colours when we are testing the print, we will print a mini colour chart along with your colour sample to allow you to choose the desired colour.

      Logo’s & Sponsors

      • No limit to the number of logos
      • All logos required within the design must be supplied
      • Logos should be supplied in print ready format (AI, EPS, SVG or COREL). Some PDF files will be suitable if they contain vector files. JPEG PSD PNG or TIFF files can be used also but they must be at least 150dpi at actual size
      • Please convert all text to outlines / curves if able to do so.
      • TheCycleJersey does not accept responsibility for poor print quality on logos which have been supplied in a substandard quality
      • TheCycleJersey will mention any issues with logos and if necessary supply a print sample of any sections of logos or design which is questionable.
      • TheCycleJersey assumes that logos supplied are with permission to be used
      • Logos can be enlarged as long as they do not cross seam
      • Individual names can be added for an additional charge
       
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  7. Brand Awareness Opportunity

    Branded Cycling Jerseys

      Promote your brand, with a custom printed cycle jersey! It's risk free, easy, quick and you'll reach a world wide audience. As extreme coffee, alcohol, food and sweetie connoisseurs ourselves, we would love to help cycle cafes, distilleries  and others alike, give their fans and customers a unique way of remembering their experience with your brand. Create a fully custom cycle jersey and take advantage of this one of a kind branding opportunity. It's a hassle free and simple process, and you'll receive your iconic design, just 2 weeks after artwork approval! Here's what we do for you; we design your garment (saving you all the creative work), after you've approved the design - we sell it online to customers.  In general, our current clients (Bruichladdich, Talisker Ardbeg, etc) take a stock of their garments to sell on in their shops, however this is not essential.  Side note:  it has been known for our customers to order our enduro style cycling jersey to sell on as custom merchandise, rather than cycling specific road jerseys, as the enduro jerseys are basically just over sized, performance based t-shirts that could be thrown on with a pair of jeans to go to the pub in... Still asking what's in it for you?  You get branding through another referral source!  As well as advertising free of charge, from the public who are purchasing your design - exposing your brand to mass audiences (globally) via our website, through our various social media channels and including it in email campaigns sent numerous times a year to thousands of customers. There's more!  If cycle clothing isn't your thing just yet; we're able to design and manufacture custom clothing merchandise and event supplies such as flags and banners!  The other side to our business is Event Merchandise and Supplies - along side our printers and pressing machines, we're able to mount and prep banners, print and punch race numbers, set up and embroider school clothing, staff uniform, etc. If this is something you feel that you would be interested in then all we need from you is your logo in a print ready format (Adobe, Illustrator, CorelDraw, Photoshop or a high res Jpeg).  If you do have any elements that you feel are essential to your design then let us know!  Otherwise we'll take inspiration from your website and corporate identity to create you something awesomeee! Some of our current customers include: Diageo (Ardbeg, Glenkinchie, Lagavuilin), Bruichladdich, Tunnocks Tea Cake, Soreen, Mackays Jam, Scottish Enduro Series, Red Bull, Jet2 and many, many more! Black isle brewery LA_CORSA_CUSTOM_SOCKS_001PURITY RIDERWENSLEYDALE CREAMERY BIKES AND RIDERS    
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  8. Ardbeg Whisky Cycling Jersey

       

    Ardbeg Whisky - Clothing and Merchandise

    All Ardbeg Whisky clothing, including original Ardbeg cycle shirts, jackets and Ardbeg accessories will become limited edition collectors’ items before the month is over! Their range of clothing will never be manufactured again; these designs are exclusive to thecyclejersey.com – only, so this really is your last chance to purchase their whisky cycle apparel.  Currently the Ardbeg Distillery shop sells the only design which will continue to be manufactured; we will also continue to sell this cycle jersey in the new year. For over 200 years, Ardbeg has been made on the small, remote Scottish Isle of Islay. Some people travel to Ardbeg along the winding road from Port Ellen. Others follow their nose, their destiny or the advice of a good friend. Ardbeg has been called “as close to perfection as makes no difference,” by whisky connoisseurs. Proof then, that Ardbeg truly deserves its incredible reputation. As connoisseurs ourselves, we believe in trying all this whisky island has to offer!  Below are some of the distillery history, tours, prices and durations that you can visit (by bike of course) in a weekend of travelling.         Bunnahabhain Distillery; the most northerly of the distilleries and considered by many to be the most untypical of Islay...  Swooping through the single track road, the momentous smell of malt was enough to awaken the Giant within!
    • Production Tour: 09:30 (50 mins - £7)
    • Warehouse 9 Experience: 10:30 (1 hour/ 5 drams - £25)
    All aboard the ferry Port Askaig-Feolin (duration 5:00 mins) - £3.20 return. Isle of Jura Distillery - previously known as: Craighouse, Small Isles and Caol nan Eilea, is next on the list and home to a peaty whisky (and about 6000 deer).  The road to Jura is peaceful, in fact there are probably as many cars on the road there as there is distilleries on the island!  The reserved shoreline road eventually takes a turn inland and begins to climb - there's really only one path to follow; that of the overgrown ferns and grass.  Further along the road, walls and farms begin to emerge and the chimney of Jura is in plain sight - a quick descent and you'll be right outside the stunning Jura distillery.
    • Distillery Tour: 14:00 (45 mins - £6)
    Caol ila Distillery; situated on the NE shores of Islay, with magnificent views across the Sound of Islay to the Paps of Jura.  This is the largest distillery on Islay, traditionally producing peated whiskey, but unpeated has since been produced - primarily for blending purposes.
    • Distillery Tour: 16:00 or Drop in for a wee complimentary dram (open until 17:30)
      Kilchoman Distillery - small in comparison to the others on the island and farm based, located not too far from Bruichladdich distillery.  Every step of the production process takes place on-site, giving the grand old expression 'from barely to bottle' great meaning.  By now there's probably been a few tumbles from the bike (nothing the Whisky can't help though, I'm sure), but you're well on your way to the next two distillery stops as over and beyond the dips, either side sits Kilchoman and Brusichladdich.
    • Distillery Tour: 10:00 (1 hour/ 2 drams – £7)
    • Tasting options not time specific
    Bruichladdich Distillery - the very distinctive aqua marine colours of the casks and the bright yellow MOD registered submarine (you'd need to read the story to believe it) haha! The welcoming gesture marks the halfway mark on the Islay tour.
    • Tour: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00 (1 hour - £5)
    • Drop in for a free tasting – licensed after 11:00 (bottles under £200)
    Bowmore Distillery - the original Islay distillery and home to the oldest Scotch Whisky maturation warehouse in the world!  'A place of legend and craftsmanship, of beauty and reflection, the No. 1 Vaults is where Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky is meticulously matured until perfect. Our master distillers have been doing it that way since 1779'.
    • Classic Tour: 12:30/14:00
    • Tasting Bar: 12:00 – 15:30
      Ardbeg Distillery - These three distilleries are all only a matter of miles away from each other (1.1m to Lagavulin) Are you part of Velo Club d'Ardbeg yet...?
    • Full Range Tour & Tasting: 10:00 (1 hour 45 mins/ 5 drams - £20)
    • Old Kiln Café (lunch)
    Laphroaig Distillery - Closest to Port Ellen, Laphraoig is the most informal tasting experience offered on that part of the island. Only 1.2 miles to Lagavulin!
    • Laphroaig Experience Tour: 14:00 (1 hour/ 3 drams - £10)
    • Layers of Laphroaig Tasting: 15:15 (1 hour - £20)
    Lagavulin Distillery - another favourite in the office over here (watch this space for a jersey)...  Situated at the picturesque Lagavulin Bay, this is an experience not to be missed.  The sight of Lagavulin distillery hits you like the first time you put your nose to a smoky whisky - WOAH! It's certainly makes a big entrance, the way that it suddenly comes into view and how perfect it looks. The buildings are white and there is not a single blemish on them. There is a pagoda roof and a wall with “Lagavulin” in large lettering.
    • Core Range Tasting Tour: 15:30 (1 hour/ 3 drams - £15)
    • Sensory Tasting Experience: 14:30 (5 drams - £35)
    Cycling on Islay is something you have to experience!  For one - Islay whisky is among the best in the world, but there is also over 131 routes across the island!          
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  9. Guide to Designing Teamwear

    Team Cycling Kit

    Where o' where to start with designing your own team/ club kit...  Our design motto tends to be 'simple is powerful' - and it all comes down to  the concept and logos you're working with. Corporate logos follow all brand marketing rules; simple, memorable and more important to us designers - they're designed and constructed in the correct artwork format!  Small local/ entrepreneurial businesses on the other hand - tend to be the complete opposite! Having said that - when paired with a retro design any logo can be morphed into an awesome custom cycling jersey. Another good point to remember, is to bare in mind the whole kit.  We only offer black shorts as it's the most popular colour choice and it tends to always go with every design - you are able to fully customise the leg gripper - and we can colour match any corporate or branded logos to ensure it all matches. When choosing colours, it's better to have brighter colours on the shoulders, side panels and/ or lower back.  It's always a good idea to make yourself visible, no matter what the purpoe of your jersey is for.  We offer the option to add a reflective strip to the back pocket of your jersey, for a small fee.  We don't currently offer a neon colour chart, however you can trust in us that our colour range is very wide - you can request a free colour swatch if you're unsure.   Click here to read more about our custom product range and to see pricing and additional options for our 2019 custom collection. We currently offer a FREE artwork design and mini sample service.  AND there's no minimum order numbers to meet!    
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  10. Ladies Cycling Kit

    Ladies Cycling Jerseys

    Eager to design some female specific stock jerseys, we have grown our women's cycle clothing range; including long sleeve options, new bibshort chamois and sculpted side panels for optimal comfort.  Constructed from a fairly lightweight material, our jerseys are perfect for all types of riding - be it weather determined, road cycling - or enduro/ mountain biking. With our customisable options such as full length YKK zip and short sleeves you're able to choose what's practical or simply just whatever suits. More women are participating in cycling ; both leisurely and professionally, but 'more' isn't enough.  We want everyone behind the front wheel of a bike.  After a quick browse on the web, it seems the main reasons of those who do not cycle, are: being stuck in congestion, lack of cycle lanes and general safety concerns.  And unfortunately these are all elements that need to be over come by the individual themselves. BUT! We want to break the mould - get that 'middle aged man in Lycra' image out of your head (sorry for putting it in there in the first place).  We need to show women that they can introduce cycling into daily life; they can still cycle to work and look presentable for that 10am department presentation.  There's plenty of ways around getting yourself together on the move. Big brand cycle manufacturers currently produce cycle gear for homogeneous groups; they don't put in the extra mile in order to produce for the variety of people within each cycle category - though their interests are the same, their genetics aren't!  It seems their 'women's wear' is just a spin off, of existing male designs, and is just made female friendly by changing the colour of each design - as the saying goes they 'shrink it and pink it'.  Well... Not us! We are going to embrace and focus on the individuality of women; their female form, lifestyle choices and personal preferences. Our ladies cycling kit will be completely unique and not available on the high-street!  So we can almost guarantee you'll be part of a niche group wearing the perfect female form jersey - for your body type.
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ABOUT TCJ

High quality digital printing technology has evolved over the years and we have the facility to utilise it to the max. So we use it unlike most others! Initially to produce our own cycle jerseys, mainly for races, enduros and just plain fun. Most of all we just wanted something different to wear on the trails that subtly whispered our likes and dislikes, our joy of the sport and desire to be creative with it.

Trouble is, we kept getting nagged for jerseys from friends and fellow riders......It didn't take much of that to realise there was a demand for these quirky and limited edition designs we were wearing, so it began to dawn on us that we should go for it. Go large. Thanks to the help and encouragement from the fine companies you see in the following pages, we finally got ourself together and brought our designs to the public at large - and created TheCycleJersey.com ...Read More

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Custom Cycling Jersey UK Size Chart

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