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The return of the Cap

The humble cycling cap is not only a handy piece of kit but a part of cycling’s culture and heritage.

We have a large selection of Italian made retro caps in stock plus some lovely moisture wicking, cotton and wool caps from Walz Caps of California. We’ve also got a couple of new caps that celebrate where Velotastic is from.

We first launched our Yorkshire caps a couple of years ago way before the Grand Depart was announced (We like to think we were there before the band wagon showed up). We’ve tweaked the design slightly for this year by printing the underside of the bill in orange and changing to an orange stripe on the top instead of the rainbow.

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New on the block for 2015 is our Derbyshire cap. Celebrating, Velotastic’s home county this design is based on the county flag colours.

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Both these designs are exclusive to Velotastic and only available through us.

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Chapeau Yorkshire

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We’ve got a soft spot for Yorkshire. This northern county which is about the same size as Flanders and has similar weather (and a few cobbles) is great cycling country with tough moorland climbs and stunning scenery.

Yorkshire will be under the spotlight next summer as it hosts the first two stages of cycling’s biggest road race.

Our Yorkshire cap has been manufactured exclusively for Velotastic by our Italian suppliers. Made to the exacting standards of our retro caps they are great fro keeping the sun and rain out of your eyes and fit under your helmet.

Get yours here.

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Welcome to our new range of jerseys

 

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Inspired by our love of late 70’s jerseys, we’ve decided to launch our own range of cycling clothing.

We’ve started with three jerseys that we have had especially made for us by Bioracer in Belgium (the folks behind the Belgium, German and Dutch cycling teams and 2013 Euskaltel kit).

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  • The Yorkshire Jersey – After a successful launch on Yorkshire Day,August 1st, for pre-orders this kit is inspired by the Molteni kit worn by Mr Eddy Merckx.

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  • Roubaix – we thought we’d bring some French charm to our range. This jersey uses the colours of the French tricolour and bears the name of the finish of the queen of the classics.

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  • Vlaanderen, of Flanders is that bit of northern Belgium that has produced a whole range of cycling hardmen or ‘flahute’.

See the whole range here.

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Yorkshire Day

August 1st is Yorkshire day. To celebrate this we are launching a new jersey.

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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/