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Is This The World’s Most Expensive Cycling Jersey?

It takes a lot to shock us here at Bikesy. We’ve seen a Bugatti Bicycle for £39,000 and we’ve seen a Trek Bikes painted by Damien Hirst sell for half a million dollars but here at Bikesy Towers where the ethos is helping people save money, we think this Rapha jersey takes the biscuit!

Now, let’s be clear here – this isn’t the renowned designer Paul Smith trying to make a fast buck.
Paul originally made this jersey in conjunction with British cycle clothing brand Rapha to celebrate the Tour de France Grand Depart coming to London in 2007.

At the time the merino wool jersey retailed for £175, still a tidy sum and beyond the budget of many a club cyclist but for anyone who could afford one the classic collared designs reflecting the heady days of old showing the dual Tricoleur and Union flag with the words Grand Depart emblazoned across its centre panel it turned out to be a wise investment.

How wise? Well one of these jerseys is currently for sale at £10,000.

Yes, you read that right. Ten grand for a cycle shirt…

Offered as “The mother of all cycling jerseys” this bagged and tagged example in size medium is for sale on eBay by user 19joe80

From the product listing-

The mother of all cycling jerseys.
A collaboration between Paul Smith and Rapha saw this limited edition produced for the 2007 Grand Depart of the Tour de France from London.
Size: Medium
This has been stored in an airtight bag in the dark since it was purchased.

A piece of cycling history.

Helpfully, it comes with free postage and packing.

£10,000 cycling jersey by Rapha and Paul Smith

So, if you’ve got that type of rider in your club with more money than they know how to spend, and they absolutely LOVE bikes and cycling, you know what to tell them to get next!


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  1. TheAdebo

    26th May 2019 at 10:22 am

    Same idiot, same shirt, now on offer for….. £125,000 on eBay. I guess he couldn’t sell it first time around so now he’s not doubling down but 12,500 downing and hoping to by-pass the millionaire cycling fraternity entirely and is guning for the billionaire bikers amongst us instead.

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British Junior Men’s Road Series winners – the definitive list

As well as the national junior road race championships, contested over one day, the top junior male cyclists in the UK also get to compete in a season long competition that aims to find the most consistent young riders in the UK.

Racing for the prestigious Peter Buckley trophy, named in honour of a promising Manx champion cyclist who died aged only 24, this series sees the best Juniors from around the country competing on anything from 5 to 12 events depending on logistics. In recent years the competitors also do battle over the multi day Junior Tour of Wales, allowing the calibre of the country’s future international stage race winners to shine through.

We’ve gone through our archives to build what proves to be an interesting list of the cream of the UK’s top young riders. We’ve highlighted which ones went on to ride in the Tour de France, which ones became senior world champions, which ones are in cycling families, which ones ended up riding for Team Sky and which ones set world records.

We’ve had some incredible riders break through on the world stage in recent years. We can only wonder what would have happened to more of the youngsters of the 70s and 80s had their been the support their is now.

Anyway, let’s enjoy their achievements and wonder what success the current crop of youngsters will win for GB on the world stage.

1971Tony DaviesJeff MorrisMike Heathcock
1972Stu MorrisPeter HallSteve Fleetwood
1973Dave PenkethJohn HarrisonDave Baronowski
1974Les FleetwoodMike WilliamsAlaric Gayfer
has cycling family
1975Jon KettellGlen MltchellJim Parry
1976Glenn MitchellTony Doyle
became a world champion
John Kettell
1977Steve JoughinShaun FenwickNigel Bloor
1978Mark Bell
has cycling family
Neil Martin
has cycling family
Simon Thomas
1979Mike DoyleJohn WainwrightMalcolm Elliott
1980Darryl Webster
has cycling family
John WainwrightCraig Stevens
1981Keith ReynoldsRob KennisonKevin Davis
1982Chris WalkerKevin ByersRob Kennison
1983Chris Walker
has cycling family
Deno DavieChris Lillywhite
1984Chris LillywhiteSimon CopeWill Mansfield
1985Stuart ColesGlen SwordPaul Brown
1986Lester ClarkeDavid CookAlex Webster
has cycling family
1987Simeon HempsallSimon LillistoneDylan Williams
1988Matt StephensGareth GimsonIan Wright
1989Mark DawesIan BryantToby Pinn
1990Victor SlinnJulian RamsbottomPaul Spencer
1991Mark DolanWill WrightScott Bennett
1992Tim GriffinRichard BruceJeremy Hunt
rode Tour de France
1993Danny AxfordHugh FairgrieveAnthony Malarcyzk
1994James TaylorHuw PritchardPaul Manning
became a world champion
1995Gavin SellenDavid GeorgeRussell Downing
has cycling family
1996Charlie Wegelius
rode Tour de France
Russell Downing
has cycling family
James Griffiths & Graham Hughes
1997Bradley Wiggins
has cycling familybecame a world championwon olympic medalset world recordrode Tour de France
Martin LonieStephen Joseph
1998Richard Heath & Jamie AlbertsJoint 1st PlaceSam Collins
1999Mark BakerStephen Cummings
became a world championrode Tour de Francewon olympic medal
& Tom Southam
Joint 2nd Place
2000Andrew AllanJames BellAlex Coutts
2001Alex CouttsChris Penketh
has cycling family
Ross Adams
2002Adam IllingworthAndrew MurphyChristian Varley
2003Tim WallisRyan BonserMatt Brammeier
2004Geraint Thomas
rode Tour de Francebecame a world championwon olympic medal
Ian FieldAndrew Hill
2005Alex Dowsett
set world recordrode Tour de France
Russell HamptonAlex Atkins
2006Andrew GriffrthsMark McNallySimon Holt
2007Peter Kennaugh
rode Tour de Francehas cycling familybecame a world championwon olympic medal
Luke Rowe
rode Tour de Francewon olympic medal
Mark McNally
2008Erick Rowsell
has cycling family
Luke Rowe
rode Tour de Francewon olympic medal
David Nichols
2009Joe PerrettTim Kennaugh
has cycling family
David Nichols
2010Simon Yates
rode Tour de Francehas cycling familybecame a world championWon Olympic medals
Tom MosesJoshua Edmondson
2011Alistair SlaterLuke Grivell-MellorBrennan Townshend
2012Alex PetersHarry TanfieldTao Geoghegan Hart
2013Jake KellyScott DaviesGabriel Cullaigh
2014Matthew GibsonJames ShawAlexander Braybrooke
2015Etienne Georgi
has cycling family
Joey Walker
has cycling family
Robert Scott
2016Charlie MeredithRobert ScottPeter Kibble
2017Oscar MingayHarry HardcastleDaniel Coombe
2018Mason HollymanSamuel WatsonLewis Askey


has cycling family Strong cycling family

became a world champion Became a senior world champion

Won Olympic medals Won Olympic medals

set world record Set a UCI World Record

rode Tour de France Rode the Tour de France

You might have noticed some surprising names missing from the list. No Robert Millar, Chris Boardman, Mark Cavendish, Mark Walsham, Ed Clancy, Rob Hayles, Roger Hammond or Dean Downing.
Some developed their endurance later on, others concentrated on track or time trialling and for some travelling the length of the country as a teenager just wasn’t viable. But that’s a feature for another day.
Want more old school cycling knowledge? Check out our pages on the legendary cycling commentator David Duffield

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Every Day Cycling

London’s Bank Junction closed to cars and open to people

Bank Junction closed to motor traffic

Today saw a major transport shift in the City of London as Bank Junction was finally closed to motorised traffic.

Bought in by the City of London Corporation the ban, between 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, only cyclists and buses will be allowed into the junction for a trial period which will last 18 months.

Authorities brought in the changes following a series of traffic collisions in the area which injured and killed pedestrians and cyclists.

Cycling safety campaigners Stop Killing Cyclists were there to celebrate the changes, commenting that it was their first ‘Live In’ demonstration, compared to the number of ‘Die Ins’ that the group is known for

Bikesy were also there celebrating this change in transport thinking in the financial heart of the UK

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You won’t believe how much this 1980s carbon bike is selling for

Pisenti Modular Uno Bike

You probably won’t ever see one of these for sale again.

This is a genuine Pesenti Modulare Uno from 1987 and it’s as rare as hen’s teeth.

Pisenti Modular Uno Front View
The price for someone who wants to own such a unique, radical, iconic design? A cool £15,500 ($20,0000 USD).

Equipped with Campagnolo’s Croce d’Aune groupset with Delta brakes and some of the first Cinelli disc wheels this bike was first unveiled to the world at the Milan Bike Show in 1987 by its designer Andrea Pesenti.

Pesenti was the driving force behind the classic Cinelli Laser design of bikes, during an era when cycle design could be as bold as the materials would allow, unhindered by overly stringent regulations. The Modular Uno is his carbon follow up design, nne of the first bikes manufactured in carbon fiber monocoque. Featuring a distinctive aerodynamic fork shape and a one piece handlebar it was already being dreamt up by Pesenti in the early 80s.

“In 1983 I started to design it” – Andrea Pesenti has confirmed – “but it was still a sketch on a piece of paper”.

“It wasn’t easy to make a fork like that back then – still – that was one of the first that did not break!”

The Modular Uno design also featured swapable rear drop outs meaning the bike could be ridden on the track or on the road.

Sadly, whoever buys this bike won’t be able to race it as this bike has a crack in the bottom bracket shell, a common flaw in early prototype carbon frames from the 80s, so will have to take pride of place mounted on a wall or in a museum. But whoever gets it will know they’ve got a fantastic example of a bike made at the height of futuristic cycle design.

Want to make an offer? It’s available on eBay here

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