5 novelty jerseys for your cycling wardrobe

Not too long ago, we wrote a piece explaining the benefits of wearing a cycling jersey. The quality material, close (non-flapping) material and handy inner-tube friendly pockets will all help you on a ride. However, we understand that not everyone wants to resemble their Tour de France idols.

Brands know that some of us like to have a bit more fun with our clothing – so here are 5 of our favourite, less serious looking cycling jerseys:

Summit Different – Rosie The Riveter Women’s Jersey

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Rosie comes from an American WWII image by  J. Howard Miller and she’s been a symbol of feminism ever since. This jersey is likely to be a bit love or hate –  but then so are a lot of loud, statement items. 

Cycling is a sport and activity that has a history of male dominance, but the tide is turning, with British Cycling doing a lot of help, manufacturers waking up to the fact and creating more kit, and racing gradually being aired on TV. Therefore, this jersey says a lot not just about the riders ability to tackle the next challenge, but about an entire women’s cycling movement.

You can get it here if it takes your fancy. 

#BloodyCyclist

Remember the media storm over the young driver who hit a rider, and later tweeted about the #bloodycyclist? You’d need to be living under a rock to miss it.

Rising from the debacle came ‘#bloodycyclist’ – a range of jerseys that proclaim pride in the title.

The brand sell jerseys, t-shirts, and even car stickers (“I respect #bloodycyclists”) as well as publishing road safety advice and getting behind safety campaigns…

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Foska Underground Map

The range of jerseys from Foska includes something for pretty much everyone, except those who want to look a bit pro. With designs ranging from Heinz Beans to Pukka Pies, this one seems most appropriate for a London rider who knows exactly what they’re missing when they swing a leg over the bike (crowded carriages, dehydration…)

The handy thing is, you’ll always be able to help out a lost tourist, too…

Buy it here. 

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Dr Seuss – Cat in the Hat

Who didn’t love the lyrical rhymes of Dr Seuss as a kid? Or perhaps you read the tales to your own little ones now and like a little reminder of those bedtime stories for the road.

This Cat in the Hat piece if kit will set you back just under £20, and it is one of a few Dr Seuss themed jerseys, you can also display Thing1 and Thing2, if you like…

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(Note: After readers comments we’ve removed the link to the site which wasn’t a trusted online retailer – a quick Google search will reveal other places where you can buy this jersey).

Fianlly…. THE Pee-Wee Herman Skinsuit

Ok, confession – it’s not a jersey. It’s SO MUCH better than that.

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This suit, based on the 1980s American  comic fictional character,  isn’t just for jokes – “it’s made of the best quality polyester fabric mix, allowing for durability, flexibility and style” and has a quality chamois built in for demanding rides. We hope you’ll be wearing it on your commute soon… 

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Have you got any novelty kit? Would you wear any of these, or do you prefer to keep it plain?

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9 Responses to 5 novelty jerseys for your cycling wardrobe

  1. Montyz 05/09/2014 at 12:31 pm #

    Loving the novelty cycling tops (suit). Someone should create a design resembling a cycle lane, with a do no enter sign on the back :-)

    • Rideon 06/09/2014 at 5:11 pm #

      Great idea, or perhaps, the Bike Lane Only symbol.

  2. spoquey 07/09/2014 at 12:22 pm #

    I am just wondering whether anyone has actually bought anything from the Cycling Jerseys Sale website. It seems a very strange and poorly-designed site, and the descriptions are badly-spelt. When I registered I didn’t even hit the button and it already thanked me for registering. Weird.

    The jerseys look fabulous though – I would buy half a dozen! But I will wait and hear whether you have had a good experience, before considering buying from them.

    If the company would like me to proof-read their site for them, they have my email address ;-))

    Thanks,

    • Andreas 07/09/2014 at 1:24 pm #

      Have removed a link to this site as I’ve had a few comments about it being dodgy. Thank you!

      • spoquey 07/09/2014 at 4:03 pm #

        Thanks Andreas…. but I am truly gutted it seems dodge, because the tops looked fabulous. Thanks for your website, I really like the range of things that you cover xx

  3. spoquey 07/09/2014 at 12:26 pm #

    http://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/cyclingjerseysale.com

    Hmm as I suspected something fishy…

  4. Kennym 12/09/2014 at 2:25 pm #

    Altura do a small but great range of really good quality shirts for those of us who are partial to a “wee dram”. I’m currently sporting a rather cool “Tobermory Whisky” shirt, but they also do Bowmore and Jura. All 3 are on my preferred list but I picked the Tobermory one as I thought it looked the best. As I said before, very nice quality too, and great packaging.

    http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/endura-jura-whisky-short-sleeve-jersey-prod32585/?sessionid=9a6db2829a733a7fb06c17a9cf88917bc38a9061

  5. Barton 12/09/2014 at 3:10 pm #

    I bought the “Keep Up!” jersey from Foska last year (Wallace & Grommet pictured on it). I was worried about wearing it, b/c I really am not that fast, but then I decided to go for the irony of it.

    I do get a lot of funny comments, and haven’t been heckled yet.

  6. Donna @OrdCyclingGirl 15/09/2014 at 5:57 pm #

    I bloomin’ love the Rosie the Riveter Jersey. Not seen this one before! It would be perfect for my women’s cycling group!! Love it!

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