If having a velodrome built in your hometown wasn’t enough, cyclists who support Derby County can now ride the boards shod in a fetching jersey that is a replica of the football kit.
The jersey, which is manufactured for the club by Primal, features everything you’d expect from any decent cycling jersey, with three rear pockets to store provisions when out on a long ride, a covered zipper that means that you don’t have a black line running down the middle of the jersey, and a lightweight and aerodynamic “SpeedPro” material. The cost for the jersey is £60 through the club’s shop, although as it is a “very fitted garment”, more portly fans are advised to look elsewhere.
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At a glance, apart from the fact that it has “Derby County” written across the front rather than the sponsor’s logo, the jersey looks to be a pretty faithful recreation of the club’s kit. That means the two lines of black around the collar, the one line of black around the arms, and “The Rams” written across the back of the neck.
This isn’t the first football kit-inspired cycling jersey we’ve seen, with both Grimsby Town and AFC Bournemouth having branched out into cycling kit recently. Derby, who yesterday confirmed a place in the Championship play-offs, will hope that the cycling kit will take them in the same direction as Bournemouth, who were promoted to the Premier League last year and, despite a shaky start to the season, are set to retain their top tier status.