UK cyclewear specialist Vélobici has announced it is collaborating with Edinburgh-based Ronde Bicycle Outfitters on a 500-mile charity ride by launching a limited edition jersey and cap.
The ride around Scotland’s epic NC500 route is designed to raise money for the Polar Academy, which aims to transform the lives of young people aged between 14 and 18 by providing inspiration through exploration.
Only 50 caps and jerseys will be available for the event, both featuring Vélobici’s quality design and exclusive PB-Pro/VR1 performance fibre fabric.
The four-pocket black short sleeve jersey features yellow detailing, including an embroidered Ronde logo to the chest, NC500 woven badge to the sleeve and a black jacquard Vélobici logo to the shoulders.
The event takes place between the 13 and 17 June, beginning and ending in Inverness, and taking in the northern most tips of Scotland.
Vélobici Owner Chris Puttnam said: “As a stockist of Vélobici, Ronde has always been a big supporter of our brand, so we’re happy to support them with their charity drive by producing an exclusive run of Ronde NC500 caps and jerseys. All proceeds will be donated to the charity and we’ll also be getting in the saddle to join the team on this epic ride around the Scottish coast.”
Ben Wallace of Ronde Bicycle Outfitters added: “The route is still largely unknown to riders south of the border, but is set to gain prominence when it features in the new series of Top Gear.”
Record breaking long-distance cyclist Mark Beaumont, also completed an epic ride of the NC500 last autumn when he cycled the entire route non-stop in 37 hours.
“We’ll be taking on the challenge at a slower pace than Beaumont, taking in 100 miles a day on the five-day tour, and are looking for riders to join us,” Wallace added. It is a great opportunity for people haven’t cycled in Scotland before and are looking to take on a new challenge and experience to the backdrop of spectacular scenery. Space is limited to just 25 rider, so we are encouraging anyone who is interested to get in touch to secure their place.”
For more details on taking part in the Ronde NC500 visit http://rondebike.com/2016/03/ronde-on-the-road/ or call 0131 260 9888 to book a place.