We’re getting the feeling 2014’s going to be a big year for cycling.
The Tour is coming to Yorkshire (and a little bit of Derbyshire and the South), the Eroica‘s coming to the Peak District and hopefully cycling will be recognised as our national sport (well one of the few we’re any good at).
Velotastic are also planning to hit the road during the summer months and be at a few of the events. Admittedly, when it comes to the Tour – we’ll probably be by the side of the road on Holme Moss cheering the riders on !
One event that we’ve just booked our spot on is the Chiltern Cycling Festival. It is going to be held on July 13th in Amersham and looks a cracking event. Amongst the things going on include a sportive, a vintage bike run and a hill climb.
Even though it’s only October we’re looking forward to next summer already – we just hope the weather holds.
August 1st is Yorkshire day. To celebrate this we are launching a new jersey.
On the (very slight) off chance that you didn’t know Yorkshire is hosting the Grand Depart for the Tour in 2014.
Yorkshire is the home of some very notable people – Tom Simpson, Malcom Elliot, Brian Robinson, Barry Hoban, Beryl Burton, Ben Swift, the Chuckle Brothers.
If you’ve never done it, riding the hills of Yorkshire can only be described as hard. Imagine a route with a climb profile like a sharks mouth – up, down but rarely flat. The climbs are not of alpine length but can be very sharp – Yorkshire folk don’t mince around with hairpins, the roads just go up. After a day in the saddle the relentless climbing and descending saps your body.
Yorkshire is about the same size as Flanders in Belgium and the cycling fans are just as avid about their sport. We thought hard about how we could design a classic looking jersey and took inspiration from one of the greatest cyclists ever – Eddy Merckx. Tipping a nod to his famous Molteni colours we based our jersey on that.
The jerseys will be available from the end of August in limited quantities. Order yours here – http://velotastic.co.uk/product/velotastic-collection/yorkshire-cycling-jersey/