[This article was last updated on November 29, 2018]
Want to proclaim your allegiance to the world’s greatest activity, sport and mode of transport? Here’s a selection of our favourite cycling-themed t-shirts so the world knows you love riding bike even when you’re not doing it.
Type ‘cycling t-shirts’ into Google and you get a vast range of choices: brand logos, political statements, jokes good and bad, homages to races and straightforward cycling-themed art.
Here’s a selection of our favourites. Feel free to add your own in the comments.
If it’s cross season, what are you doing in a t-shirt? Sinking a couple of well-earned post-race beers (Belgian, of course).
What could be simpler and more essential than a bike, a rider and the open road?
There are a number of Kraftwerk-inspired cycling T-shirts around. We like this take on the iconic Tour de France cover.
Billed as ‘the genetic road map of cyclists’ by Cycology.
Just in case any of your friends need reminding that cyclists are the pinnacle of human evolution.
The t-shirt brand of legendary racing character Jens Voigt includes this head badge-style team logo.
n+one specializes in cycling t-shirts, including this homage to the great riders, teams and climbs of the Tour de France.
Here’s a tribute to the race’s last-placed rider, the famed lanterne rouge. We’ve all been there.
Monuments and climbs abound at velolove.cc and this Galibier number is a fairly typical example. Done in a cheery blue, it doesn’t scream cycling, which makes it all the better in our book.
A tribute to the Tour of Italy from Whistable T-Shirt Company.
Often a crucial climb in the Tour de France, the windy mountain is celebrated by this t-shirt from long-time Tour neutral support provider Mavic.
Slogans and statements
A bit more straightforward than some of the others, but a fair bit less costly as well. It also leads us neatly on to:
The expanded version of the timeless cyclist’s formula. Can you ever have too many? If in doubt, consult the T-shirt.
Inspired by Transport for London’s ludicrous ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ stickers, so we include two car window stickers, two A6 stickers and five business card stickers with each t-shirt and for every tee we donate £5 to the Cyclists’ Defence Fund. The front has a small road.cc logo.
Is there any cycling brand with a mightier heritage than Campagnolo?
Probably the UK’s most controversial cycling brand, so here’s one of their t-shirts for you to argue about.
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