As I am sure you will not be surprised to know, I am not excatly the sporty type, however at the moment it’s hard to ignore all things to do with cycling as the 101st Tour de France is kicking off in Leeds very soon so the city and surrounding areas are full of talk of this fabulous event!
For those of you who are not in the know (as I wasn’t until very recently!) The Tour de France is a bike race that is taken part in by 22 teams of 9 riders competing for the famous yellow jersey, the race has 21 stages covering various types of terrain over 3 weeks and a total of 3664 kilometres. The first stage starts outside Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 5th July Hall and finishes in Harrogate, the 2nd stage commences in York on Sunday 6th July and finishes in Sheffield and the final UK stage is on Monday 7th July starting in Cambridge with a spectacular finish past Buckingham Palace and onto the Mall.
So I thought it was an ideal opportunity to look at some great cycling gear for kids…
There is a great choice of cycling tops available such as this Kids short sleeve Blue and White Jersey £22.49 by Lusso a company that manufactures in Britain, also this Polaris Girl’s Spot Jersey at £24.99 and this cool Pirate one from Foska at £24.99, and I really like these camo shorts at £26.99 by Altra, all are available at www.evanscycles.com (except the Lusso top which is available at www.fawkes-cycles.co.uk )
There are also some great hi vis vests as the one below (Polaris RBS Mini Kids Gilet £18.99) and also funky neon waterproofs (Polaris Junior Aqualite Extreme Jacket £34.99) both from www.evanscycles.com
Helmets are of course an essential and there are lots to choose from, here are a selection of my favourite below:
Kiddimoto Blue Goggle Helmet £21.99, Red Uvex Quatro Junior Helmet £26.99 and Kiddimotto Pastel Dotty Helmet £21.99 with cute matching gloves at £7.99 – all helmets available from www.chainreactioncycles.com and the gloves from www.evanscycles.com
Last but not least, for those who prefer the more traditional bike, take a look at this beautiful Sundown Town Bicycle made in England by www.vickersbycycles for Richard James Bespoke www.richardjames.co.uk to be on display instore to celebrate the Tour de France, at £2499.00 it is a wishlist item but nonetheless a beautiful piece of craftsmanship!
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