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“I haven’t felt like this after a race before – I’m absolutely buckled.”
– Pete Kennaugh, British road race national champion
I’m in Wales, Chepstow to be exact. I’ve driven a few hours here from London, my bike thrown in the boot of a crappy 2003 Vauxhall Corsa, a bumper held on with a cable tie and a rattling engine. Within this crappy rattler there is an air of excitement, and of course trepidation. It is the weekend of the 2015 Bryan Chapman Memorial, an audax that traverses the length of Wales.
Introducing a new collaboration between audio experts Bang & Olufsen and Rapha, H6 headphones are designed for road cyclists who want to take the best possible sounds with them on the road. Using B&O acoustic technology and fabrics and aesthetics from the Rapha design forum, these earphones are a luxurious, stylish way to enjoy all your favourite soundtracks.
Selecting the correct jersey shouldn’t just be about which obscure trade team from the 1970s you want to endorse. It’s a decision informed by how you ride, where you ride and what the weather might be – and you should always have at least half a dozen to choose from.
Style, of course, comes into it, but picking the right jersey will turn an average ride into a brilliant adventure. We asked a number of Rapha staff and club riders to tell us what their favourite jersey is, and their answers will hopefully help you find yours.