Alpine-style long-sleeved cycling jacket is perfect for winter riding, with an added dash of festive fun

You’ve had ‘Christmas jumper day’ in the office (if you haven’t, lucky you), now there’s no excuse not to extend the festive fun into your club run or Sunday morning ride.

Cycle clothing manufacturer Hackney GT has produced a new version of its ‘Giro Alpine’ jacket, which features a knit-style design and takes its red, white and green colourscheme from the Italian flag.

A mid-weight fleece material has been used to make the jacket, with a full-length zip up the front and the traditional array of three pockets on the back. There’s also a zippered valuable pocket for keys or change.

A rubber gripper around the inside hem at the bottom of the jacket prevents it from riding up or moving around when you’re cycling.

The Hackney GT Giro Alpine jacket is available for £69.99 direct from the company’s website, and is available in sizes small, medium, large and extra large. You can also buy a matching Alpine bobble hat to complete the look.