Rapha has renewed his club outfit for the first time since the creation of the Rapha Cycling Club (RCC) in 2015 and the new collection of jerseys, shorts and vests will be available exclusively to members of what the brand calls “the local of the world.” cycling club â.
The new RCC range with men’s and women’s fits includes the Classic Jersey (Â£ 110), Pro Team II Bib Shorts (Â£ 195), Pro Team Lightweight Vest (Â£ 90), Pro Team Jersey (Â£ 120) , the Pro Team Aero jersey (Â£ 145), Pro Team Aerosuit (Â£ 230), all in a Sky Captain colourway with subtle pink stripes.
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There’s also the much stronger Brevet lightweight vest (Â£ 90) available in a high-visibility pink.
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The new kit was launched exclusively for more than 20,000 RCC cyclists as Rapha’s 20 partner clubs and 125 cafes reopen and RCC community rides return.
Over the past 12 months, Rapha has added 75 new global partner cafes in 35 new cities, in Paris, Kuala Lumpur and Perth, to name a few.
With over 400 chaperones leading nearly 1,000 cyclists a week on the roads and trails in more than 70 locations, Rapha says he has measures in place to ensure a safe and consistent return from these community rides.
Rapha says RCC members are at the heart of his concerns, “with exclusive preview access to our most wanted products, community hikes throughout the year with local leaders via the app for members only and opportunities for unforgettable events and driving experiences in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world â.
Available exclusively to RCC members, the all-new Rapha Cycling Club kit is on sale from May 18.
Membership in the RCC costs Â£ 70 for the year and other member benefits include (in Rapha’s own words):
- Exclusive preview access to all limited editions and major new releases from Rapha
- A wide range of RCC members-only products and special editions with selected brands
- Half-price express delivery on all orders
- Offers and discounts from selected industrial partners
- Basic bodily injury insurance
- Members-only app to instantly connect to a global network of leaders, groups and members like you
- Members only forum
- Support on the biggest sports in the world, including L’Etape du Tour and Mallorca 312
- Exclusive horseback riding tours and access to fully supported RCC summits plus priority access to major Rapha events
- Half-price coffee at 20 Rapha Clubhouses and a network of global partner cafes
- Premium Canyon bike rentals from all Clubhouse locations