Talks Downhill World Cup and TrainingHey guys, Fraser McGlone here with my first blog post of the year for The Cycle Jersey! Going to be writing some words throughout the year following my journey of what it’s like racing on the Downhill World Cup circuit. This winters been a proper winter, haven’t really experienced this much snow during the off season before and its been causing havoc with trying to get riding done. Only being able to get on a handful of uplifts has been super frustrating but it's one of these things that you can't change or it would be 30 degrees all year around in Scotland and everyone would be a whole lot happier! And when there's no snow, there's mud - lots of it!
2018 Road, MTB, Enduro and Gravel Events9th Mar, 2018 AHHHHH!! I don't quite know if I'm screaming in disbelief that 2018 is already 39 days in! (I should not have Googled that... I should not have done that...), or if it's because we're so freaking excited about taking on the world this year, one pedal at a time! I think maybe a little of both. Is it just us, or does it just keep getting more full on every year? So far, almost every weekend on the 2018 calendar, from March until October is filled up and over lapping with a mixture of multi-discipline sports and various cycling and MTB/ Enduro events. You'll need to decide carefully which events you want to tackle, because unfortunately - you can't do it all. That means we'll any minute now, be running around like headless chickens to get you lot kitted out! New machines, mass printing jobs, new events to add to the workload and night shifts to finish the workload! Hhaha, it's certainly character building, but we wouldn't have it any other way. POC Scottish Enduro Series, No Fuss Events - you know their stomping ground, Fort William? The Outdoor Capital of the UK... Yeah, well EWS announced 2 weeks ago that the final round of the EWS European Continental race will be hosted right there!!! Gnarly or whaaaaat! SDA, EWS and Muckmedden - (side note: in October the UK's ONLY EWS Qualifier event is being hosted at the Fair City Enduro) have now all officially released their event dates and information. Spaces are already filling up - but we're ok watching from the side lines. We're very happy to have the opportunity to work with each of these event organisers again for another year. While we're announcing the incredible event changes this year, we ma as well let you know that we're so stoked to announce that we're the manufacturers of Amstel Ride London for the second year in a row now too!
UK Cycle Routes08th Feb, 2018 With cycle season just about in sight, we imagine you're already planning some gallivanting with your bikes this year! Charity rides, training and 'just for funing', so we had a wee nosy at some of the best cycle routes in the UK that are traffic free, long distance and right up your street! Lake District 140 miles of Lakes and the Pennies; this journey is probably the most ridden route of all, passing from Whitehaven to Sunderland. It's challenging, but worth the reward! There's picture perfect views and beaches! 3. North Sea Scotland Hmm, I'm not sure many of you will do this 'just for fun'... I recommend you pack a hip flask or 5 and make it the strong stuff! This cycle route covers around 3,500+ miles! Surrounding 8 countries! It's just sounding worse, AHHH! You'll be part of a small bunch who can say they were bad ass enough to complete it though! Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England and Scotland are the countries you'll scoot through and take your time while you're there, say cheers to a beer and put your feet up, munch on a German hotdog and take in the breath-taking views - you'll be back in Scotland before you know it! 4. East Anglia This route isn't so risky, popular amongst beginners or for time restricted rides. You'll dilly dally from Fakenham to Harwich (163 miles). 5. Hadrian's Cycleway 174 miles on your 2 wheel, leg powered machine! This route is famous for the countryside views, coastal routes and the historic Roman Forts. 6. Tweed Cycleway A short (ish), downhill sweep covering approximately 89 miles from Biggar to Berwick-upon-Tweed. You'll have a peaceful run through quiet lanes, villages and forest trails. 7. West Country Way This is a biggy! Routing a total of 252 miles through Cornwall to Somerset - don't worry though, you'll have plenty of opportunities to stop for pasties and cake to fuel up! 8. Devon Coast to Coast Last, but certainly not least, this route will take you 102 miles around Plymouth beaches and Dartmoor National Park. Following back roads and country lanes, this route is ideal for novices and families - the wee jaunt will only take the weekend, so there's plenty of time to explore the beaches and the local life. 9. The Yorkshire Dales (bet you just said it in the accent like I did!) haha. Dramatic landscape and beautiful views all around, this is a route that you can’t miss out on! It’s a perfect rural retreat for a leisurely pedal or for some uphill training instead – you can start as you mean to go on too; because there’s plenty of village pubs and cafes to choose from and incorporate into your pit stops. You can check out the various routes and edit to suit, right here.
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).
Generally our branded and custom jerseys come up bigger than most others on the high-street anyway; they're not hugely different, we're just not followers of the skin tight 'can you see what I had for breakfast' Italian look. Because we're in control of all stages of production - from design to print, it means we're able to create your jersey accordingly. Even the non custom, website jerseys! We can offer larger sizes from X-XXXXL!! Our standard biggest size is a 2XL and as we've stated we can go up to 4XL however this will incur a small surcharge due to extra material and template alterations. We're still the most genuine on the market in regards to price and delivery. It may also be good for our female riders reading to know - we already go up to size 18 (XXL), but the same size options are available up to 4XL for you too. Ladies cycle wear is a topic that has been brought to our attention numerous times, problematic issues such as: sizing, availability, style and design (all equally important as one another), must be researched correctly in order to create the ideal women's jersey - and that's just not happening. 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. Being bigger often brings other issues too, like longer arm and torso length, which means a standard XXL jersey often won't have long enough sleeves and likely too short on the body. But don't worry, we've got that covered as well - all you have to do is have a look at our size charts when ordering and enquire about these things. Probably best to go by a jersey you know fits like a glove, compare it to our charts and go from there. Note: make your size decisions while sitting in the saddle and not standing up. Cycling gear is designed for the cycling position, not standing. *Chest: Measure across the fullest part just under the arms *Arm: Measure around the thickest part of your bicep *Waist: Measure around the narrowest part of your midsection *Hips: Measure around the fullest part You may also be interested in custom Recumbent Bike jerseys...Read more...
Enduro MTB Race Fit Cycle Jersey - now availableNew style available when ordering a custom or website TCJ cycle jersey. 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