It’s Sunday 11am. And you’re stopping at your local café for a well-earned coffee and cake. Your Garmin has auto-paused and says you’ve covered 60km this morning. Only another 40km to go, homeward bound for your 3rd century ride of the year and it’s only the end of February.
Well done you. You’ve earned that flat white and a blueberry muffin. Or have you?
During our last factory trip to Italy Shutt discovered Green Soul from Italian fabrics manufacturer MITI. Green Soul is a ground-breaking new fabric line made with fully recycled fibres. We were so impressed with both the products and philosophy that we've used Green Soul for our new top-of-the-line 2018 bib shorts range.
The Tour de France kicks off next Saturday and this year the whole race takes place on home soil, but that’s not always the case. The race regularly leaves France and passes into neighbouring countries, and over its 104 editions, it’s visited the UK on four occasions, most recently in 2014. 2014 was only the 20th time the race had started outside of France with the famously successful Grand Depart taking place in Leeds, Yorkshire - with the race travelling through York, Sheffield and Cambridge before finishing in London three days later. This wasn’t the first time the race had...