Club Kit

How to get your hands on the beautiful Reading Cycling Club Kit

Reading Cycle Club has a long history of its members wearing recognisable cycling kit. From the predominantly yellow kit that our members used to wear (and which still makes an occasional appearance) to the current blue, the club’s kit has been known to draw admiring (and maybe envious) glances from our neighbouring cycle clubs when we pass them on our rides.

Wearing club kit helps to foster a sense of club identity and it also helps to advertise the club to would-be members and road users. Members wearing club kit on club events are also eligible for bonus points in the club’s annual points competition. And points will be gained for wearing kit at external events too! 

The Club partners with three kit suppliers – Castelli for the centralised twice-yearly summer and winter kit bulk orders, Nopinz and Jakroo for individual one-off kit orders at any time. For the most part, members get kit to wear on club rides from Castelli and more specialised (eg racing) kit from Nopinz or Jakroo, depending on preference.

Feedback on the quality of Castelli, Nopinz and Jakroo’s kit continues to be excellent and together they offer almost every type of cycling garment (and a few non-cycling things!) in club colours. Castelli also offer a generous discount from their list prices for members, so ordering club kit from them is a cost effective way of getting kitted out in excellent quality cycling kit.

Jack Connah is the current Clothing Secretary. He will contact all members via Facebook and the Club’s Google Group in advance of an order with Castelli (usually early in the year for the summer order and in late summer for the winter order) so watch out for that. He also holds several of pieces of surplus Castelli kit in stock for immediate purchase by members and a list of what’s currently available is kept updated along with prices here.

Our Nopinz website is available all year round for one-off purchases here.

Our Jakroo website is also available all year round for one-off purchases at here and a discount code is sometimes available for members (contact Jack to see if there’s currently one available). Jakroo also offer a guaranteed fit service that you can use before you buy, so you don’t have to worry about your new kit not fitting correctly.  Click here for more details. 

Please get in touch with Jack if you have any kit-related questions. 

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