wish list - Cycle chic
Written by Oryx
From derailleur to de rigueur, ditch the figure-hugging Lycra and pedal in style with these superb specialist cycle brands that combine premium fabrics and fit with superb functionality.
The Lapelled Jacket combines semi-formal tailoring with easy-care, flexible fabric that shapes to your body when riding, and which returns to a more relaxed, deconstructed look off the bike. Windproof, lightweight, quick-drying, durable, and dirt-resistant, it also features a storm collar with hi-vis tape for extra visibility when fastened. The back of the jacket has a vertical pocket with a bonded zip, while inside the jacket are routing loops for an iPod cable, two internal breast pockets, and an additional zipped valuables pocket.
Melbourne-based Babici employs neutral palettes with impeccable attention to detail across a range of chic urban cycle apparel and on-bike essentials. The slim-fit, retro Lygon Merino Jacket combines the European era of Coppi, Bartali, and Merckx with Melbourne’s café culture. Made with 100% Australian Merino wool.
The Union bicycle jacket is waterproof, wind resistant, suitable for mild weather wear, and is fully seam-sealed to lock out exterior moisture. Designed to meet the needs of urban cyclists, its ideal for commutes around the city as well as post-ride wear. Piping and strips reflect bright white when lit by a pair of headlights, but remain matt black under normal lighting conditions.
CAV for rouleur magazine
A 6-inch-tall vinyl figure of Mark Cavendish in the British National Champions jersey and wearing a set of removable Oakley Radarlock sunglasses. Designed by Richard Mitchelson, its the second Rouleur vinyl figure in the series.
Starting in Yorkshire, UK and ending along the historic Champs-Élysées, Paris, the worlds biggest cycle race, the Tour de France, runs from July 5 to 27.
Distance: 4,980 km
Flight Time: 7 hours, 15 minutes
Frequency: 3 flights a day