If you wish to be included in the next batch of orders please contact Martin Hayman, who will co-ordinate them, arranging for the Club Store to be re-opened whenever we have requests totalling £200 or more.
We launched the Central London CTC team clothing four years ago, and as well as looking good, it's proven comfortable and durable. Our range has clothes for all riders in any season, from a high-grade winter jacket to a skin suit, and pleasing accessories like the arm-warmers and cap. The service by Pactimo, our official clothing supplier, with a four-week turnaround from order, is impeccable.
All our garments have a common motif, a modern rendering of the traditional Cyclists' Touring Club 'winged wheel', together with our name Central London CTC in the traditional London Transport font. The third colour, magenta, is that of the Metropolitan Railway, London's earliest Underground line. We are grateful to DCH Design for their skill in making these ideas a reality.
Our aim as ever is to offer an adaptable, high-quality range that is distinctively our own, whether you wear only one piece or the full kit and caboodle. It has been seen and admired far and wide, traversing the French Alps, in Croatia and Greece, on events in Spain, Italy, South Africa, and Australia, even in Vietnam.
The thumbnails (click them to enlarge) show most of the major items. Our full product range is shown in the Club Store. Pactimo makes detail improvements from time to time, and for the 2018 'model year' they are:
The website has full technical descriptions and an accurate fit guide. Note that tailoring is gender-specific.
It is vital to get the right fit because Pactimo is not able to offer an exchange or refund if you order the wrong size. We can usually arrange for you to try on another member's garment if you're not sure about fit.
What should you buy?
A traditional club strip comprises a jersey according to season (Summit, Continental, Ascent) and shorts (Summit bibs or Ascent shorts). For cooler mornings you can augment this with arm-warmers and a gilet (Evergreen or the heavier Breckenridge). Any of these garments can be combined with non-custom kit – for example, summer and winter gilets work well over a plain jersey.
The long-sleeved Ascent Aero jersey is lightweight and can be worn on all but the hottest days (recommended if your skin is sensitive to sunburn), while the Continental jersey has a more relaxed fit and is warmer. The unisex Ouray jacket is outstandingly snug, as those who have worn it to ride l'Alpe d'Huez can attest! If you want just the one piece, may we suggest the Breckenridge gilet with its capacious rear pockets?
How to order
The Club store is currently open until Sunday 27th May.
The Club store opens for a five-day order window (watch out for announcements as to when this will be, or contact Martin Hayman). You can preview the prices before the shop opens here – these prices include VAT but not the 2% shipping fee.
If you have any specific questions, please contact Martin Hayman.