Jersey launched to support Steve Abraham’s year mileage attempt

Milltag create supporters' jersey for Steve Abraham's cycling year mileage record attempt

When Steve Abraham decided to take on the record for the number of miles ridden by bicycle in one year, he also had to give up his job. Abraham is aiming to beat Tommy Godwin’s 1939 record of 75,065 miles cycled in one year. In order to do this, he has to ride around 200 miles a day – which takes him 12 or 13 hours.

Needless to say, with a year off work, Abraham is having to find the money to fund his attempt. Which is where this new jersey made by Milltag comes in – they will donate money to Abraham for every ‘One Year Time Trial’ jersey sold.

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Milltag are already supporting Abraham, by providing him with the range of clothing he needs to tackle the attempt through rain, snow, cold and, hopefully later in the year, sun.

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“When we heard about Steve’s attempt we knew we wanted to help straight away, and so far he’s ridden 6700 miles in our kit, which we’re immensely proud of,” said Ed Cowburn, co-founder of Milltag, last week.

“He’s doing an incredible job and the new jersey will raise money for him as well as create visible support for his hugely popular record attempt”.

Pre-orders for the jerseys are being taken now via the Milltag website, with the clothing shipped out in March. The jerseys cost £55, with £10 going to Abraham’s volunteer fund. Men’s and women’s versions are available in sizes XS to XXL, and feature full-length zip, back pockets, zipped secure pocket and silicon gripper on the hem.

Abraham had ridden 7249 miles as of Sunday, February 8 – exceeding Godwin’s total mileage on the same date by 1258 miles. You can follow his progress on his website, via Twitter and on Strava.