The Hommage au Vélo Burton jersey is made from a mix of the finest Shetland Island merino and sportswear staple polyester. With a slightly more forgiving cut and traditional folded and sewn sleeves, this relaxed cycling jersey is ideal for both Sunday miles and après ride socializing.
Elegantly combining style and substance in a chic micro-polka and stripes design, the Burton jersey is super-soft to the touch and packed with all the requisite features. There are three rear pockets to stash all of your ride essentials, including an extra zipped pocket for those valuables. A nifty zip flap at the neck to stop any unwanted chafing and a silicone gripper round the waist to help prevent the jersey riding up or swinging round as you ride.
The legendary Beryl Burton is the most successful female rider in British cycling history. Twice World Road Race champion, in 1960 and 1967, she is perhaps equally well-known in cycling mythology for having offered a Liquorice Allsort to her closest rival, Mike McNamara, in the 1967 British 12-hour time trial championships as she sailed past him and swept to victory. Her distance of 277.25 miles stood as the outright 12-hour record for both men and women for a further two seasons.
|X-Small||<88 cm||<82 cm|
|Small||88-92 cm||82-86 cm|
|Medium||92-96 cm||86-90 cm|
|Large||96-100 cm||90-94 cm|
|X-Large||100-104 cm||94-98 cm|
- Made from the finest Shetland Island merino
- Super-soft to the touch; luxurious on the skin
- Excellent heat regulation
- Three practical rear pockets + 1 zipped pocket with for credit card & keys
- Traditional folded & sewn sleeves for a great look and comfortable fit
- 51% polyester 41% Shetland Merino, 8% Elasthane
Recommended cool wash by hand.
Hommage au Vélo is - contrary to what you might think from its name - a proudly British brand. With a French twist. David Laws is the francophile founder and designer. He's been in love with cycling man and boy, during which time he's ridden at the top level and lived, breathed and slept cycling even when working in other sectors.
How did Hommage au Vélo come about? In his own words:
"Hommage au Vélo was born out of a cycling obsession sparked in the early 1990’s in rural Kent and nurtured in the last decade of the “old days”, where secretive cycling clubs and steel frames crafted in the hands of a local frame builder were the raison d’être of the local rider. When Miguel Indurain was the extra-terrestrial and not Lance Armstrong. When cycling was a closed shop run by “old boys”, keen to pull rank on newcomers, blind to developments in fashion and popular culture and yet admirably ordered and protective of their own.
"In the subsequent 25 years, we have witnessed a full-scale revolution in the sport: the boom and bust of mountain bike racing, the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong, the obsolescence and revival of fluorescent colours, the emergence of Anglophone riders as a dominant force in world cycling, the return of hand built steel frames and the brilliant increase in women cycling."
Hommage au Vélo specialises in beautiful, simple designs, with the emphasis on top quality materials, fit and finish at a sensible price. It's understated, deeply stylish and just that little bit irreverent. If you like your kit to have real character, flair, and appreciation of female cyclists, then Hommage au Vélo should be part of your thinking.
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