There’s no hiding it, there's a growing number of cyclists, of all ability, who are secret Aldi fans. The affordable supermarket that not only sells foodstuffs but also a wide variety of homewares and seasonal treasures, has us eagerly awaiting their annual cycling collections each year.
For me, Aldi is often like a mystery box. I go there to get my groceries, but spend more time magpie-ing my way through the “other" aisles. Some visits won’t result in very much, and other trips will have my trolly full of seasonal surprises.
A couple years back, Aldi first introduced active wear with the ad hoc piece of cycle specific garment here and there. Today, the supermarket brand has amassed an army of cyclists who follow their every campaign just waiting for news about when the next wave of cycling kit and accessories will grace our supermarkets. Well, we're happy to announce the launch date of Aldi's latest summer cycling collection, and it's a lot sooner than you think...
For summer 2017, Aldi is releasing their widest range of cycle wear yet. Cycling specific clothing for leisurely riders, road cyclists and trail descending women, this new range may be their best yet and I, for one, can't wait to get my hands on it.
The Aldi women's road kit includes compression bib-shorts, a short sleeve jersey and a long-sleeve jersey with a very pink geometric design throughout the collection.
This whole kit will be available for £38, with items being sold individually also making it perfect for a rider's first road outfit, and ideal emergency garments for when your usual kit is in the wash!
If you're looking for something a little more casual and less figure-hugging, Aldi will be introducing a number of leisure items will include 'baggy' cycling shorts and technical t-shirts made from high-wicking fabric for improved body temperature control.
The shorts will be available for £13 whilst the t-shirts will be available from £5.
Joining the clothing is a collection of cycle-specific backpacks starting from £16 and available in 2 colours, and 2 styles.
Aldi's cycling helmet will be available in a variety of sizes to suit both adults and children, which will retail for £10. Fingerless summer cycling gloves will complete the look, and only for £3.
To accompany the clothing, Aldi has a few household items that no cyclist should live without. A track pump for £15 and a bicycle floor mat for £10.
And now for the part, you've all been waiting for, the launch date.
Aldi's new cycling collection will be available in stores and online on May 21st. But like all previous collections, when it's gone... it's gone!