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  1. T-Mo Racing

    T-Mo Team Rider - Jayden Randell

    The season is well underway and I’ve raced the first three rounds of the British National Enduro Series (BEMBA/BNES) and the first round of the European Continental Series in Spain. All new for this year is the British National Enduro Series which holds six independently run Enduro events around the country. Each Enduro race has a practice day on the Saturday and racing on the Sunday. It ranges from 4 to 8 stages and an average of 60km to 100km of riding over the weekend. The winner is the person who has the fastest overall time in their category. 150 points for first, 125 for second and 110 for third, and they cascade to lower numbers the further you are down the field. Stages are predominantly downhill and on varying terrain. Your best five rounds out of the six count towards the overall at the end of the season. So, round one at Afan on the 14th April couldn’t have gone any better as I took the win after 5 rocky, loose and physical stages. Next up was the first round of the European Continental Series in Salines Spain on the 28th April. This was my first experience of racing abroad. This trip wasn’t so much about results, but gaining experience in different terrain and conditions. Once back from Spain, It was straight into Round 2 of the British National Enduro Series at Graythwaite on the 5th May. 7 stages and a third place for me at the end of a long weekend battling the Norths finest roots and techy trails! Skip forward a few weeks and I’m back racing at the third round of the British National Enduro Series at Minehead on the 26th May. This was the first time heading South this year and we were fortunate that it was a dry weekend, which meant the trails could show off their loamy goodness which is a favourite for all the riders! I took the second step on the box, which means after the first three rounds I’m leading the series with 385 points. But it’s far from over and it’s tight at the top. I plan to drop the next round in Scotland due to GCSE’s, but I’ll be at the Malvern’s Classic from the 14th to the 16thJune, which I will be racing the Enduro and Dual Slalom events. It should be a great weekend and a perfect way to celebrate the end of my exams! T-Mo Racing, MTB Racing, Enduro   Want to keep up with everything Jayden is up to? Check out his Instagram @jaydenrandell1 or @T.MOracing over on Facebook!
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  2. MBUK Mint Sauce

    MINT SAUCE MBUK

    MTB Mint Sauce Jersey

    Mint, the only mountain biking sheep known to man, created by the illustrious Jo Burt and recognised most by those who follow the most iconic magazine in the industry – MBUK 1988-2018. While Mint didn’t make an appearance in MBUK until 1990, he’s still been a huge part of our journey so far.  MBUK is a little over 30 years old now and has recently celebrated with long term friend Jo Burt and fellow side kick – Mint.  They marked this birthday not by having knees up, but with a sit down; to pick the brains of Jo and how Mint came to be such a huge character in the world of MBUK. Jo (Illustrator, cartoonist, writer, cat owner); is the first to admit; 'it’s an incredibly odd profession drawing cartoons, sat within a dim cone of light in a dark dust and rubber swarf thick corner of the spare room, I work best in the hush of night, doodling away and somehow putting a lifetime into a magazine page.' Being a freelance illustrator he has done illustrations for just about every magazine and subject matter you could imagine. The backbone of this has been cycling related but he has done work for publications covering an abundance of other products/ interests such as: jet-skis, cars, hi-fi, 'what’s on listings' , oil rigs, horoscopes, computer software, green issues, lots of outdoorsy stuff, and even some top-shelf material. 'Those were good years. I’ve also illustrated books, drawn posters, scribbled t-shirt designs, and drawn logos for bike bits, and a driving instructor.' In perspective - these materials can take anything up to a week to draft and finalise.  'Multiply that by 12 months and 30 years and you can work out how much of my life that is - AND, that doesn’t include all the extra Mint stuff I’ve done! I’m going to have a cry now...' We've been lucky enough in years passed to have had unique - now retro style cycling jerseys designed by the man himself!  Two designs available in both road and enduro style jerseys, with short sleeve and long sleeve options available.  You can view out Mint Sauce Cycling jersey, here. You can read MBUK's full article on Jo Burt by clicking here.
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  3. Bespoke Training Kit

    No minimum order required, free fabric sample service and an unbeatable turnaround time of just 2 weeks from order approval – that’s the fastest delivery in the UK and European market!  

    Lightweight 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. If you've got an event or team/charity ride scheduled this season, our custom service is the best place to buy your event top.  There's no minimum order required, free fabric sample service and an unbeatable turnaround time of just 2 weeks from order approval – that’s the fastest delivery in the UK and European market!
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  4. Kids Custom Cycling Kit

    Custom Cycling Jerseys for Kids

    KIDS CUSTOM CYCLING JERSEYS.   No minimum order required, free fabric sample service and an unbeatable turnaround time of just 2 weeks from order approval – that’s the fastest delivery in the UK and European market!   Cycling; a sport loved by middle aged men in Lycra, is now becoming trendy among our younger generations - who’d have thought?!  With obesity problems growing large and fast and cycle lanes being demolished, it seemed an impossible thought that kids would venture anywhere further than their rooms.  They never fail to surprise us… Kid [kid] (Noun) 1. Something REALLY old people desire to be when their backs start breaking and their hearing and eyesight get poor. The cycling trend has not to be taken lightly, as these kids are tougher than they look - and they mean business!  Taking various kinds of riding such as MTB, Cyclocross and Road racing; very seriously. This influential and social sport is a memory cherished by all; we don’t know anyone who doesn’t remember first learning how to ride their bike. Therefore, it’s only right that we provide these youths with proper and professional gear.  We’re asking the local Primary and Secondary schools of Falkirk and its surrounding areas to design their own jersey; we’re hopeful their creative minds will give us a taste of what they’re looking for and maybe it will even encourage more kids to jump behind the bars. We’ll use the same fabric as we do for the adults so it’s light weight, breathable and very durable! The jersey is manufactured using sublimation printing; which means the ink is embedded in the material and is trapped, so there’s no such thing as colour fade. NOTE: our standard kids sizes will be age(s):  (4), (5), (6-8) and (9-11), older teens will fit out adult XS and S sizes. Children's Custom Cycling Tops Our standard kids road cycling jerseys come as standard with; short sleeves, and a 3/4 length YKK concealed zip - three rear elasticated pockets can be added, but is dependent upon the size ordered.  Our new 2019 custom price list is as below - 0-2 - £52 3-4 - £47.50 5-9 - £39.50 10-19 - £33.50 20-39 - £31.00 40-74 - £ 27.00 75 + - £25.00 Kids enduro MTB and Freeride DH racing cycle tops are very similar to each other - our enduro jerseys; newly introduced last year, have been an absolute hit!  These are great for riding as well as retail/ custom merchandise.  They come as standard with short sleeves and a round neck - the fit if these is slightly more fitted than most mountain bike jerseys and we recommend not wearing armour under this top. Our Freeride DH jerseys, are a more traditional style mountain biking top.  They come as standard with short sleeves and a v shaped neck - unlike the Enduro style, these are a lot more of a leisurely fit and are perfect for wearing protective armour underneath. Our new 2019 custom price list is as below - 0-2 - £50.00 3-4 - £45.50 5-9 - £27.50 10-19 - £31.50 20-39 - £27.00 40-74 - £25.00 75 + - £23.00   If  you have any suggestions or opinions on kids clothing that you wish to share, don't hesitate - we're all ears!  Just drop us a line at: info@thecyclejersey.com  
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  5. Falkirk FC Bespoke Cycling Jerseys

    Football Team Cycling Top

    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. Bespoke Cycling Jackets

    Bespoke Cycling Windcheeta Jackets & Training Jerseys

    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 grueling chore.  Though we say - 'there's no such thing as bad weather...  just bad clothing!' The general rule of thumb is to protect your core extremities, if they're protected you'll be riding in relative comfort.   This year, we're offering a hugely discounted offer on our custom Windcheeta cycling jackets - £725* including FREE UK delivery, for every order of 10 placed. We're also currently running a Black Friday discount on all our branded cycling jerseys, long sleeve training jerseys and windcheeta jackets - buy any 2 and get 1 free*! Use code: 3FOR2  
    • Windcheeta Jacket Spec:
    • Waterproof, windproof and breathable Windtex® fabric
    • Brushed back inner layer for maximum insulation
    • Full length YKK® zip
    • Raglan sleeve
    • Elasticated waist hem and sleeve cuff
    • 3 pockets to the rear with elastic at the top
    Provides the optimal fit for cold weather riding, using a 3 layer Windtex® fabric which protects from wind and rain whilst maintaining good breathability. Windtex® fabric - the heat produced by a human being varies greatly during physical effort. During winter riding, despite the surrounding low temperatures, the body temperature can vary greatly. In order to keep body temperature within certain limits, heat is lost through perspiration. At this point, clothing plays an important role: heat retention compromises physical activity if the fabric does not breathe. Windtex’s excellent breathing capacity as well as its heat retention protect the body’s microclimate.  
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  7. Ultimate Christmas Gifts for Cyclists

       

    Christmas Gifts for Cyclists

      christmas jersey BLOGSurprise, surprise! An exclusively printed holiday themed, Christmas jumper design; long sleeve cycling jersey - a quirky Christmas gift for cyclists.   Like most of our custom cycle clothing and jerseys; it features 140gsm multi dry technical fast drying polyester fabric, three rear elasticated pockets and long sleeves; which makes sense as Christmas reaches horrifically low numbers this side of the world. We all know someone who is notoriously difficult to buy for and our cycling socks are the perfect solution!  We have a range of socks available in a choice of men's or women's sock sizes and are sure to raise a smile with cycling enthusiasts!   Our socks are manufactured using CoolMax Core Spun fibres, which wick moisture away from the foot to allow fast evaporation, while providing an excellent defense against blisters. TCJ snoods are a multifunctional accessory ideal for many activities – and just the right size for stocking filler!  Designed to keep you warm in the cold, they also take moisture away keeping you cool when it’s hot too.  The lightweight, breathable, microfibre fabric is also wind resistant and really comfortable to wear. Snoods are extremely versatile and can be worn as a neck warmer, headband, wristband, hairband, balaclava, scarf, scrunchie, beanie and bandana.
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  8. Winter Nutrition Tips for Cyclists

    Fuel your Winter: Training Diet

      The official riding season is down and out for a few months now and what might be stressful for some; Winter training is a blessing in disguise for others.  You'll have hopefully read our Winter Training blog and are well versed in how to train safely and how to dress accordinglyThe next - and arguable most important topic is food; how to eat, what to eat and when to eat.  When the harsh winter hits and the world around you starts to crumble with school closures, sick kids and blocked roads, your diet is likely to take some bashing too (and that's not including all the 'festive spirit' consumptions)!  Training whilst undertaking a poor diet isn't smart - it's just asking for trouble.  You've got to make sure you're getting the vital food groups and vitamins to avoid tiredness and lack of release in endorphins - remember; when you exercise your body releases endorphins and endorphins make you happy!  We've established that time is of the essence around this time of year, so as applied to most things in the cycling world - plan ahead.  Don't depend solely on protein as your main fuel source -  carbs and fats are your friend, only when these are hard to come by do you depend on a shake.  Fat will slow the digestive process and aid recovery; keeping you fuller for longer. Here's a few bits to add to your next shopping list:  Egg noodles, oats, eggs, lean cuts of meat/fish, Full-fat Probiotic yoghurt (mmm), bananas (your best friend), coconut/almond/cows milk, seeds and nuts mix (not too many, mind!), lentils/beans/pulses provide good quality proteins,  fresh, brightly coloured seasonal vegetables (Butternut squash soup or curry to warm up with after a winter ride) and brown rice/pasta. Now, the when to eat bit.  You should probably avoid the usual McDonalds or local pub stop.... But who am I to ruin a good ride!  Honestly though, it's not a conductive way to achieve great health...  The general rule is carb load before your ride - big lunch if you're at work, or hearty dinner at home - wait an hour or so before hitting the road and hey -presto you're good to go! Remember your recovery fuel and gels - they'll balance out your electrolytes - we've got plenty of back pocket munchies you can make and take with you on our Pinterest page.  Seriously - they're to die for!  I'd go riding more, just for an excuse to keep eating. Tips: Eat and drink up until you are home from a ride. The body can only utilise a small amount of protein every two hours therefore, keep protein intake small and evenly spaced throughout all daily meals/snacks. It’s cheaper, less time consuming and healthier to arrive home from a ride and have a glass of milk (ideally semi-skimmed or full-fat) and a banana/flapjack to aid recovery until your next mealtime than buying a protein shake. Staying well hydrated with water, only use sports products alongside water during training and minimal caffeine intake when not competing. You might also be interested in some seasonal and not so healthy recipies!    
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  9. Winter Cycling Training

    Winter Cycling

      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...   You might also be interested in LEJOG Challenge...
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  10. Road Grand Tours

    GRAND TOUR JERSEY

    Grand Tour Cycling Jerseys 

    30th July, 2018   GRAND TOUR BLOG GIROGiro d'Italia This year (4th May, 2018), for the first time ever - a Grand Tour will start outside of Europe!  It's the 13th time that the Giro starts outside of Italy; Israel has the honour of hosting the first 3 stages, kicking things off in Jerusalem with a time trial.  As usual, the race will consist of 21 stages: 2 individual time trials, 7 sprints, 6 medium difficulty stages and 6 high difficulty stages.  The total distance covered will be 3,546.2KM (2203.5 miles), which is approx. 168.9KM  (105 miles) a day, OUCH.  There's a nice little change for the final stage, as riders will entre beautiful Rome, an opportunity that these riders have likely never done before. With four tours and one Vuelta Espana under his belt , Froome is now the first British rider to win the Giro d'Italia; also making him the second rider to have won all three Grand Tours  AND  the third rider to win them all in one year! Get full details of each stage here.     GRAND TOUR BLOGTour de France As usual, this incredibly famous event will take place throughout the whole of July - beginning 07.07.18  until 23rd.  The 105th edition of the tour will consist of 21 stages and cover a total riding distance of approx. 3,329km.  There's 9 new locations visited fir the first time this year. It's broken down into; 8 flat stages, 5 hills, 6 King of the Mountain stages and 3 altitude finishes (La Rosière, Alpe d’Huez, Saint-Lary-Soulan col de Portet) , 1 individual time trial, 1 team time trial and 2 rest days. This year, the race includes 25 mountain climbs and the cobbles return during the 9th stage in Arras, Roubaix. The last curve ball is that after a 3 year absence, a TTT is back on the cards as early as stage 3. With Lance Armstrong (stripped of his 7 TDF wins), he stated that if Chris Froome races the Tour this year he'll face a 'nightmare' - after experience on the unclear end of a doping accusation.   The  four-time title winner of the TDF is still the bookies odds to win!  The record number of titles held is five, held by Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain. Four-time leading champion Froome, completed the podium this year, but not as expected...  Geraint Thomas stepped in to this years spotlight; after the individual time trial stage, he gained 1m51s over Tom Dumoulin. Ever wonder how the TDF ever got to be the biggest Classic race of all time?  Read how times have changed - here. SPAIN JERSEY VISUALVuelta a Espana Beginning on August 25th, the 73rd edition of this Spanish La Vuelta  will begin in Malaga - the second time since 1936  and there's no better way to start than an ITT right?!  The rumours are circulating, but the finalised route/ stage details are yet TBC this month.  Looking ahead though, there's rumours of the 2020 edition already!  Will the Vuelta go back to the future in the Netherlands...       Simon Yates won the 73rd edition of the Vuelta a Espana ahead of Enric Mas and Miguel Lopez - making this the first time, all grand tours in a season have been won by British Riders.    
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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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T-Mo Racing

T-Mo Racing

06th June 2019

T-Mo Team Rider - Jayden Randell The season is well underway and I’ve...Read More

Summer 2019

Summer 2019

29th May 2019

The summer is coming and so is the sun therefore its now the best time...Read More

MBUK Mint Sauce

MBUK Mint Sauce

22nd April 2019

MTB Mint Sauce Jersey Mint, the only mountain biking sheep known to...Read More

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