When it comes to summertime cycling, we make high demands of our performance apparel to work with us and not against us. For us Brits who aren’t attune to hot temperatures, we seek highly breathable materials, soft unrestrictive hems and cooling colourways that don’t leave us in a sticky boil-in-a-bag situation.
So when it comes to summer cycling and performance apparel, we look to the brands who know what they’re doing. The brands that live and breathe summer throughout the year and execute stylish garments with excellence and sophistication. One such brand to tick all these boxes and more is Café du Cycliste.
Where better for a cycling brand to be born than in a cyclist’s café. Mulling ideas over a mid-ride brew, Café du Cycliste was conceived in the rolling hills above France’s Mediterranean coast. The brand has since set-up base in Nice, surrounded by some of the best roads for cycling on in the world.
This brand has one simple aim: the desire to produce high-quality, technically excellent cycling apparel with a twist of classic French style. So when Café du Cycliste’s Micheline Jersey and Odile Bib Shorts turned up on my doorstep just in time for the changing of seasons, I was all too eager to monter sur mon vélo. Allez!