Cycling is almost as much about fashion is about riding. But with that comes a fair share of fashion disasters.
Now, it's each to their own with what every rider wants to wear, but we put it you, the readers, to tell us what you've got in your wardrobe that would land you in trouble with cycling's fashion police. Presented in association with Decathlon.
Add your suggestions in the comments section below.
Cycling’s fashion police are banging at your door. What item in your wardrobe is going to land you in trouble?
I may, I repeat may, have gone out in a pair of unbranded white cycling shorts with a pair of underpants on underneath. I’m truly sorry...
I have some black and white bibtights. I recently saw a photo and realised my partner was right, I really did look like a Power Ranger. Dreadful. And yes, yellow lens glasses, but at least they cut down on glare and brighten everything up a bit on dull days. Oh, finally, when you go to put on your aero shoe covers just before a TT then realise your socks are taller.
My 1980s acrylic West Surrey CTC DA cycling jersey — bulletproof but shapeless and very plain!
Kevin ‘Herbie’ Blackburn
I wear clear safety goggles instead of shades. I do not like the tinted glasses...
My club shorts. You can see more than you should when on my wheel. I have a Dirty Reiver finisher's badge just about to be sewn in place though.
I’m beginning to feel a little uneasy in white socks!
My sleeveless jersey? My son swears he won’t ride with me if I put it on.
Jeremy L Palmer
My red knee warmers. What was I thinking? I’d rather have cold knees.
Any top that isn’t fluoro lands me in trouble with my wife.
My Lampre world champion shorts in white. Or my pink Lampre kit in the wet.
My ankle socks. They’re much easier to fit under Velotoze than my usual cycling socks when I’m racing.
Everything! I wear a red white and black helmet, black and grey shades and ride an electric blue bike. Nothing matches anything on my bike because I feel that cycling should be about the experience and not the aesthetics.
Vishvendra Singh Rana
Any champion’s jersey (or maillot jaune, maglia rosa, etc.) you didn’t actually win.
I actually have a replica (official, not knock-off) US Postal maillot jaune, complete with Armstrong’s race
number. Although, to be fair, I’ve probably ridden more kilometres clean than he has.
Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.
An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).
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