Tag Archives: cycling

Custom Cycling Jerseys

If you’re supporting a good cause on two wheels we’ve custom Cycling Jerseys to help you advertise it.

The Tour Brings Retro Cycling Jerseys Out in the Daylight!

Excitement is building in and around Cockermouth, Maryport, Carlisle, Penrith and Brampton in Cumbria with the prospect of the Tour of Britain Cycle race crossing the county in two stages of the race early in September.

In bedrooms and attics around the county musty cycle shorts and jerseys are being reincarnated as the nation’s greatest cycling race heads for the county once more! Yellow bikes are appearing on buildings, the county council is issuing spectator advice (http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/tob2015/default.asp) and plenty of local cycling enthusiasts are out on the routes, trying them for themselves.

Bike Tops Deliver a Charity Boost!

The SR188F ladies cycling jersey in lime green. Easily customised for any event.

Lightweight summer cycling jersey: women’s style.

But it’s not just about racing or leisure riding. Cycling has become the basis of a massive influx of money to the charity sector through both sponsored rides & challenges including Lands End to John O’ Groats, London to Paris & a host of local cyclo sportives throughout the country.

Cycling has rapidly gained in popularity – even in Cumbria where some of the hills might put off the faint hearted – and the team at Stitch & Print have a history of supplying options for team cycle jerseys, club sportswear and other personalised sports gear for both larger events like the Commonwealth Games as well as local clubs and event riders.

Cycling Jerseys for Cumbria’s Local Events

“We’ve had a strong local cycling links to events like the Jennings River Ride run by Cumbria Community Foundation in the past, both participating & as a supply partner” says Richard Mattinson, MD of Stitch & Print, “We’ve supplied personalised team shirts for participants and printed hoodies as prizes.  This year we’re going one better by supplying shirts for our own group of riders.  Our own design “Lanterne Rouge” celebrates the history of the last man on the road as well as giving a great visual aspect to our promotional team shirts,”

Lanterne Rouge- custom cycling jersey for S&P's own team customised & printed in house on sublimation dye printer.

Stitch & Print’s Custom Cycling Jersey – Lantern Rouge

As well as being able to offer a full bespoke kit offer, we have a range of plain cycling tops & rain jackets which are top options for small personalised quantities and we have the equipment here to print on to those to create something unique – so we’re hoping that the enthusiasm of the next few weeks will lead to plenty of groups using personalised shirts to advertise their causes in future.”

SR185 Spiro Crosslite Trail and Track Jacket Review

We’ve been road testing (quite literally), the Spiro Crosslite Trail and Track Jacket which is part of our sports-wear range. You can get some background on this hi vis cycling jacket and the wider range in our previous blog.

SR185M Spiro Crosslite Trail and Track Jacket Product Review.

SR185 hi vis cycling jacket equally home as runners and triathlete's wind and waterproof. Perfect for Lake District activitiesCyclist’s and runner’s lightweight waterproof hi vis jacket.

  • 100% polyester pongee 300T with PU coating
  • Waterproof 5000mm. Windproof and Breathable 2000g.
  • Back vent.
  • Full length zip with chin guard and inner storm flap.
  • Two side zipped pockets with storm flaps and black trim.
  • Adjustable cuffs.
  • Reflective piping.
  • Cycle pouch.
  • Adjustable cycle tail.
  • Folds away into belt pocket.

How it Performed as My Hi Vis Cycling Jacket in a Gloomy Damp Cumbria Autumn

We’ve been using this lightweight training or bike jacket for riding this autumn. So far we haven’t had downpours but in light rain & drizzle it’s been ideal. We’ve had no sign of leakage at the seams. The high neck guard & storm flap have turned away everything that’s been thrown at it.

The zipped cycle  pocket is a little smaller than ideal for gloved hands at this time of year but the zip does add to security & repels water! The front pockets, zipped again, are covered by storm flaps so no problems there either.

There’s a vented area (and again it’s storm flap covered)  at the shoulders which is ideal for keeping cool when putting some effort in.

As usual with lightweight training / shower jackets of this kind care should be taken with the inner storm flap around the zip – it’s too easy to get it snagged when fastening.

The “Saturn Yellow” finish helps to make this a very reasonable hi vis cycling jacket, always important at this time of year if you are on the roads in evening or early morning gloom. However, the reflective piping isn’t that visible for night time running, walking or biking.

All in all a great cost effective solution for the active life style. Call us on 016973 43546 or use our contact page to send an enquiry.

On Yer Bike! Sports Tops & Summer Activities

saturn yellow bike jersey

SR118 bike jersey

Now I know it doesn’t seem like it today in North Cumbria, but Summer, whilst not quite here, is on it’s way! We’ve had Snowdrops, the Daffodils are out & it’s time to get yourself out & about to make the most of the opportunities our warmer weather brings!

Stitch & Print have a wide range of Sports wear; Rugby, Cricket, Football, Netball, Hockey but there’s a wider range out there suitable for the Gym, Running & Athletics as well as Biking.

Sports Tops Alert! The Sun’s Coming Out!

For The Bikers

Large range of sports tops including jersey style cycling tops.

Jersey style sports tops suitable for cycling

Biking, be it on the road, track or mountain has really hit the headlines over the last couple of years! Britain & British Cyclists have been tasting Tour De France as well as Olympic & World championship success. It’s sparked a surge in popularity of sports tops that work well on the sweaty body of the typical bike nut! At Stitch & print we have a range of shirts & Jackets suitable for both team & individual personalisation, perfect if you’re planning on trying your hand (well, legs really!) at one of the many cyclo-sportives being run around the country.

For the Athletes

SR176F ladies enhanced high visibility running vest T

enhanced high visibility running T shirt

If biking isn’t your thing, or maybe it’s only part of what you do you might like to take a look at our range of athletics vests & t-Shirts. Available in both unisex & ladies styles & fits we’ve a wide range of options & colour schemes.

The Spiro range shown has co-ordinated shirts & jackets that will make your sports tops look professional even if you’re only doing casual fitness work.

For the Gymnasts & the Raquet players

black & orange sports vest suitable for gym workouts

K963 athletic vest

If it’s in the Gym or Squash court where you want to look smart while you do your thing look closer! We’ve a great range of sports tops & shorts incorporating all the latest advances in fabrics to make you as comfortable as possible so you can concentrate on your workout without being hindered or feeling clammy!. Take a look at the brochure on our website.