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