To mark Bike Week 2015 I’m very flattered to have been asked to contribute to a feature in the Independent. Very flattered indeed! (more…)
Tag: Le Col
Today, OCG is chatting to Yanto Barker all about his life as a professional cyclist, business man and designer and why it’s important to look good whilst cycling.
Yanto was the highest ranking Briton in the Tour of Briton in 2005. In 2006, he represented Wales in Melbourne at the Commonwealth Games and then, during a retirement period, Yanto developed the Le Col clothing range, kit intended for the ‘discerning rider’. He returned to professional cycling in 2010 to ride for the Pendragon /Le Col/Colnago team and went on to join Team Raleigh in 2014. Then at end of last year, in December, it was announced that Yanto will captain the new ONE Pro Cycling team for 2015! (more…)
Christmas is just around the corner! Mulled wine is on the stove and the fire is lit. The trees, the fields and the roof tops are all covered with frost. It’s starting to feel very magical! The goose is getting fat and quite frankly it’s a given that I will put on a few pounds over the Christmas period, so what better motivation to get back on the bike on Boxing day (or may be the day after depending on the hangover from the big day) than some stylish new kit – hopefully very kindly left by Santa under the Christmas tree.
Here’s a few of my faves and ones I have on my own Christmas cycling wish list (I hope the big man, St. Nic, is reading this!). (more…)
About Le Col
Le Col is a cycling apparel brand established in 2009, for men and women set up by Welsh professional Team Raleigh rider, Yanto Barker. The Sport collection is the most affordable range from Le Col, but it’s certainly not a budget range. You might be forgiven for not being overly familiar with the brand Le Col – it’s not in your face or overtly out there, but it’s definitely a brand you should be checking out.
Le Col say they are ‘committed to delivering the finest products, meaning all their apparel is rigorously tested before being put into production. The personal input and critical eye on all aspects of the brands products and services sets Le Col apart from other cycling brands.’
I personally think it’s a really stylish brand. I love the simple design, the logo and the lettering. And their colours are pretty cool too. This particular top comes in this lovely bright blue, a vivid yellow and a striking red – all contrasting great against the flattering black to provide some visibility on the road.
Le Col isn’t a budget range; the Le Col Sport short sleeve women’s cycling jersey is the cheapest in their range and retails at £80. (more…)