The only cycling I do is the semi-stationary kind in the gym, but along with the rest of the country I was pretty awestruck by the Olympic bikers.
To celebrate the successes of those talented types, indie brand Howies has released a series of limited edition screen-printed t-shirts with Bayeux tapestry-ish illustrations marking their achievements.
Howies don’t just like cyclists for their thighs though; their interest in bikes and their riders extends to the Dave Rayner Fund. This charity is named for the professional racing cyclist of the same name who died aged 27 and supports cyclists who are trying to make a career from the sport. They’ve supported such illustrious names as Bradley Wiggins over the years- although there’s no word on whether they pay for his barbering, because if they did I’d like to put them in touch with some hairdressers I know.
Anyway, the limited edition t-shirts are available until 31 August and a fiver from the sale of each will go the Dave Rayner fund.