Rye and District Wheelers Club Kit
2010 was a landmark for Rye & District Wheelers in that it marked the tenth anniversary of the Club reforming in 2000. A new kit design was therefore adopted to commemorate this anniversary whilst celebrating the Wheelers’ long and illustrious history as arguably the first cycling club ever formed. Never wanting to stand still some design tweaks have taken place for 2016, wait till you get your new kit and see if you can see the changes.
The kit design is a combination of classic, retro and modern elements. The predominantly White shirt with horizontal stripes harks back to the glory days when the likes of messers Hollands, Harrow, Page and the Ashdown clan used to dominate grass track meetings. However the Club’s name is presented in lettering which is decidedly 21st century.
The shorts are traditional black but with the Club’s web address emblazoned across the seat.
The shirt collar and sleeves also carry a subtle reference to the club’s heritage with the year of the Club’s original formation (1881) written in script together with the initials R&DW which emphasise the club’s full name and the fact that the membership is drawn from Rye and the surrounding district.
The shirt also sports an updated version of the Club badge. Still a sixteen tooth sprocket, the new badge also carries the date of the Club’s formation and the recent anniversary.
The kit’s blend of traditional and modern, together with the overall clean look and feel are a distinctive departure from the busy designs of many cycling kits and demonstrates the Club’s pride in retaining its unsponsored status.
Rye Wheelers Club Cycling Kit