Club Kit – Please Read

Bioracer increased their prices by an average of 14% for this year, due to an increase in costs and material prices. We discussed this at a committee meeting and agreed that whilst Bioracer are a great kit supplier in terms of kit quality and service, we also need as a club to offer cheaper kit; as many do not race and are happy to wear club colours at the weekend, without needing to spend a lot of money to do so.

As you’ll be aware, our previous kit supplier was Giordana, and they have recently made changes to how they manufacture, increased their kit range and also offered us 30% off kit for 2 orders (or essentially the next 12 months). We agreed as a committee that we’d like to go back to being supplied by Giordana and that I will keep a stock of common kit and sizes, then continue to order twice a year as we do now. However, as Bioracer some very specific kit which we can order in singles, such as speed suits, we are NOT closing our account with them, but will continue to order where it is specified and we meet the minimum order spend.

Therefore going forwards the plan is basically thus:

  • Giordana kit ordered twice a year around Jan and August time, with stock kept for new members / those needing kit at short notice (as at least 10 of each item must be ordered)
  • Bioracer ordered when specified and minimum met, perhaps once a year in something like May / June, which spreads things out for me managing kit orders

I have some Giordana kit samples arriving on the 30th-31st January if you would like to try on to check sizing. Once they arrive I’ll sort being at the rugby club so you can come and check, or if not you’re welcome to mine for a brew and a try on. Giordana offer a great range of kit types now for basic, racing and winter, so I’ve asked for a mix of the below…

Once we’ve sorted samples so we know where we’re up to, I will place our first order late February and get what people need + a stock. Below shows the basic prices to expect for some common items, both with the initial discount then what it will be after 12 months. You can see the rough saving against Bioracer’s equivalent items. I’ll have a chat with Ady and see how I can keep an up to date stock and full price list for all kit types on the club site.

Please note I’ve also been asked by a few about caps, and a stock of these will be included in our first order too, I need to confirm design colours but they should be £6.99 (or less with our initial discount).

Get in touch if you have any questions. I have placed our summer Bioracer kit order and should have it around late March time – I was waiting to post this til after to save confusion and to honour those wanting some Bioracer pieces.

For those going to Majorca…

Good news! As our Giordana suppliers are Yellow Limited, they also own http://www.pinarelloexperience.com/ for Majorca bike hire. As part of the deal to change suppliers, we also now receive 20% off, simply choose your bike on the website, and then at the checkout stage include the code ‘WEAVER 20%’ to claim the discount.

If you have already booked a Pinarello for this year, email brian@yellow-limited.com and with your booking details and he’ll credit you 20% of the cost back.

Steve Fidler wins cat M, Kris Zentek cat A, chris Quin Cat B @TLI_Cycling

Upcoming Events

Jan
23
Wed
2019
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out
Wrinklies Ride Out
Jan 23 @ 10:00 – 14:30
A 10:00 for a 10:10 depart.. an easy, no one gets left behind run. Usually head out into the wind so we have a tail wind home.
Jan
26
Sat
2019
all-day Cyclocross race.
Cyclocross race.
Jan 26 all-day
The big annual cyclocross comp. Plenty of helpers needed for marshalling, setting up, signing on, loads of stuff to keep anyone busy!!
10:00 Training Ride
Training Ride
Jan 26 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Hatchmere X rds for a 10am sharp depart.. 10:01 we’ll be gone..
Jan
27
Sun
2019
10:00 Downhill Freewheel Competition –...
Downhill Freewheel Competition –...
Jan 27 @ 10:00 – 15:30
The usual madness to kick the year off proper! Turn up as usual for the club run. We ride out to a hill, freewheel down the hill, see who gets the furthest! Simples. Then we[...]
Jan
30
Wed
2019
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out
Wrinklies Ride Out
Jan 30 @ 10:00 – 14:30
A 10:00 for a 10:10 depart.. an easy, no one gets left behind run. Usually head out into the wind so we have a tail wind home.
Feb
2
Sat
2019
10:00 Training Ride
Training Ride
Feb 2 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Hatchmere X rds for a 10am sharp depart.. 10:01 we’ll be gone..
19:00 Club Dinner 2019
Club Dinner 2019
Feb 2 @ 19:00 – 22:00
Club Dinner 2019 @ Winnington Park Recreation Club | England | United Kingdom
Time flies, and here we are organising a Club Dinner again! Now it is in the calendar for Saturday 2nd February 2019 at 19:00. This year we’re at the Winnington Park Recreation Club, and it’ll be[...]

Club meeting times

Sunday runs:

10:00 - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club - see calendar for updated start times (Most runs 09:30 during the summer months)

Tuesday evening (informal - usually a small gathering!)

20:00 onwards - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club

Wednesday runs:

10:00 - Hatchmere

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