Thanks to everyone who ordered items of the new club kit. After a flurry of last-minute orders we eventually reached a total of 55 jerseys plus a few gilets – not bad in view of the distractions caused by the current crisis. In addition, we have made a club order of a limited number of the most popular items so that we will be able to offer some items from stock (or perhaps facilitate some size swaps in the event of any disasters on that front).

I have also enquired about the likely timetable for delivery of the new kit, which is made in Alé’s Italian factory. Thankfully, their production site was re-opened on Monday (4 May) and we have been informed that they plan to work around the clock to make up the order backlog that was caused by the shutdown. The original guideline was 8 weeks from order to delivery, which would mean end of June, but I think we will have to wait and see how this maps out in these challenging times. I will provide an update as soon as I hear any news on progress.

When the kit is produced, orders will be sent out individually to club members. Let’s hope that by that time some form of group riding will be back on the agenda!

Wishing you all the best


1 Comment
  1. Derek, thanks for the update. I am a recent joiner and had only been on two or three of the group rides (MW G2 and G3) before rides had to be cancelled. I have given my details to some ride leaders and club officers and subscribed on the website for email notices, but so far I have never got any emails from the group. If you can pass this on, I would like to be on the list for when the kit comes out and when rides resume. Meantime I will keep checking the website from time to time and look forward to those days. Thanks very much.