Wearing club kit is entirely optional. You aren't required to wear it on any of our rides. If you do, it advertises our club while we're out and about. For that reason we offer CTC members a subsidy for ordering our kit.
Please take note of the information provided in the sizing guide. Items are made to order so cannot be returned to our supplier if they do not fit.
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What is available?
Our supplier is Force GB. To date we have designs for short-sleeve jerseys, long-sleeve jerseys, gilets and jackets. See below for ordering details. You can see the full range of available clothing on the Force GB web site. If you're interested in any of the additional items, let me know and I'll look into getting designs produced.
What does it look like?
Please note that pictures here are for general indication only. Force GB changes its designs from time to time and has done so since these images were created. To see a formal description of each item, please refer to the Force GB web site.
Here's the short-sleeve jersey design as selected by a vote of members...
Click the image to see a larger version. Note that computer, phone and tablet displays do not reproduce colours accurately. You can see club jerseys on most rides.
Here's a photo showing the long-sleeve version...
... the jacket design is similar.
Here's the design for gilets:
Note the third image is for the mesh-backed version.
The following prices include VAT and are for the full zip versions. Note that Force GB headlines a lower 'from' price on its web site: that's for the 'junior' version excluding VAT. The prices shown below are club prices and are lower than those charged for individual orders.
Force GB supplies three short-sleeve jerseys:
- Event short sleeve jersey at £37
- Club short sleeve jersey at £49
- Elite short sleeve jersey at £75
Long-sleeve jerseys are available in two versions:
- Club long sleeve jersey at £62
- Winter weight long sleeve jersey at £66
You can see descriptions of each type of jersey here.
Gilets are available in two versions:
- Dry storm gilet with mesh back at £50
- Thermal dry storm gilet at £63
You can see descriptions of each type of gilet here.
There are two types of jacket:
- Rain jacket at £63
- Softshell jacket at £90
You can see descriptions of each type of jacket here.
If you are a CTC member and you can order any of the above through the club and we will absorb the delivery charge and contribute £10 to the cost of each jersey. We are not, however, allowed to place orders individually. We therefore accumulate orders so we can order multiple items in one order.
Prices are accurate in November 2021 and are subject to change without notice. We undertake to check the price when ordering from Force GB and we'll check back with you if the price has increased.
Also the club subsidy is subject to a budget which will be allocated first come, first served. If we are unable to subsidise your order, we will check with you before placing your order.
The Force GB sizing guide is here. Please do not take it literally! The sizes assume a very tight racing fit. You should ‘try before you buy’ if you can - try borrowing a jersey from another club member. If that's a problem I can try to get hold of some samples (but they won’t be in our colours).
Otherwise, you should order at least two sizes up from the sizing guide.
Items are made to order so cannot be returned to our supplier if they do not fit.
How to order
There are two ways to order:
- Order direct from Force GB. You will have to pay the full price and delivery, but you will get the item quicker and delivered direct. The Force GB sales line is 01924 409290, its email address is email@example.com.
- If you are a CTC member you can order through the club using the following form. We will subsidise each item by £10 (subject to a budget set by the committee) and absorb the delivery charge. To order multiple items, submit the form multiple times putting something like 'Item 1 of 2" in the comment box.
How to pay
I have to accumulate orders as Force GB does not accept singleton orders from its club price list. It can therefore take a while before your item can be ordered.
Once ordered, Force GB quotes a 6 week delivery timescale although that varies a lot during the year.
I will have orders delivered to me and I will try to distribute them - typically at a ride; I might have to use an intermediary or arrange for you to collect an item if we don't join the same rides.
How can I check progress?
Click here to see an online spreadsheet listing all orders and where we are with each one.
I need more information
Cycling UK kit
Cycling UK runs an online shop selling a restricted range of cycle clothing here.