British cycling kit brand hit by £6 million loss

Le Col insists that it is on a 'positive trajectory of growth and profitability' despite its 2022 accounts

Le Col Thermal Bib Shorts feature cargo side pockets for extra storage
(Image credit: Le Col)

British cycling clothing brand Le Col posted losses in excess of £6 million, its 2022 accounts show. However, the marque founded by former pro Yanto Barker is reportedly now on a "positive trajectory".

The brand saw a decline in sales "once the final Covid restrictions were lifted", following a boom in 2020 and 2021, a trend that has resulted in turmoil across the industry, with insiders calling this the 'most turbulent it's been in 30 years'.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.