In 1891 three pioneering young cyclists launched a new magazine that would change the face of the sport. Cycling - An Illustrated Weekly first went on sale on January 24, 1891 and was a breath of fresh air for the sport that, thanks to the invention of the Safety Bicycle, was experiencing levels of growth and transformation never seen before.
The magazine, led by Edmund ‘Sally’ Dangerfield focused on the burgeoning club scene across the country that was taking to time trialling and new found levels of freedom.
Thirteen decades on and Cycling Weekly is still a central part of the British cycling scene, a trusted source on news, riding, fitness and tech, topics that have featured on the pages of the magazine throughout its history. It's this history that we're celebrating with our heritage kit.
We teamed up with Milltag to design the kit. As a nod to the magazine's and the sports history, the kit is designed to be refined and elegant, harking back to days of simple patterns with rich colours that were beautiful in their simplicity. The heart of the jersey is the C logo, taken from the old title of magazines from the first half of the 20th century.
Snug in all the right places to stop any unwanted flapping but relaxed enough to be comfortable for any riding you’ve got in mind. Our Pro Bib Shorts feature a great compression fit along with our top of the line pad to provide maximum support for journeys long or short. To top it off, there is of course a classic cycling cap. The cherry on the icing of any cycling outfit.
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Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.
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