Grimsby Town have released bib shorts, jerseys and wind jackets that mimic the club's football kit design

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For cyclists who are fans of Grimsby Town Football Club you’re in luck – you can now replicate your Mariner heroes in replicate cycling gear.

The Vanarama National League outfit, the fifth tier of English football formerly known as the Conference, have produced bib shorts, a jersey and a winter jacket, all mimcing the football shirt’s black and white stripes.

Premier League AFC Bournemouth released their own cycling clothing earlier this year, but Grimsby are believed to be the first team whose cycling jersey is a replica of the football jersey’s design.

They have sold out of their limited edition cycling attire, but have ordered in more to satisfy the demand.

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The clothing is made in Italy by NW Sport, who have a close relationship with the makers of the football clothing, Erreà.

Grimsby Town cycling jerseyThe idea came from the club’s commercial manager Dave Smith who started cycling earlier this year and is riding Land’s End to John O’Groats next August to raise funds for the club’s youth team.

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“Our kit company are close partners with NW Sport and they were happy to help. They have proved popular and Grimsby fans have expressed a lot of interest,” Smith told Cycling Weekly.

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“It’s a bit different had approval of Youngs our sponsors and Erreà. We’ve sold ten of each design and ordered some more in.”

Grimsby Town cycling jerseyGrimsby, who were in the second tier 12 years ago, are only selling the cycling wear in their club shop at present. The bib shorts and jerseys are priced at £45 each and the wind jacket at £65.

There are plans, too, to create a winter jacket that would retail at £85 to £95 but would discard the replica football kit and instead be black, with red and white stripes featured.

  • Derek Biggerstaff

    Good looking kit. I would wear that and I’m not a Grimsby supporter.

  • Mike Williams

    My father played for Grimsby Town and my birth was even announced in the program…I gotta figure out how to buy one of these from Canada.

  • Baz Elvin

    I like this story – who knows, there could be a Team Grimsby in the Tour within a few years. I can see the headlines already: ” Something Fishy. Rider tests positive for abnormal amount of cod liver oil in blood sample”
    Up the Mariners!

  • Richard Sheils

    Fulham FC had a short sleeve jersey and bib short available last season (over a year ago) in the club shop.
    It was an exact replica of their home strip with both kits from adidas, so IMO more “real” than “replica”