Cycling chic – Tour de Yorkshire official jersey unveiled

What all the voguish velocipedeans are wearing this year

Here’s Yorkshire’s first big fashion statement for spring-summer 2015.

With a blue background and yellow trim, and sporting an unmistakable Y logo, this is the official event jersey for the Tour de Yorkshire.

The new, three-day cycle race, which hits York on Saturday, May 2, will see the world’s best riders take on the county’s unforgiving landscape – and Micklegate’s cobbles.

Buy the jersey at the Welcome To Yorkshire online shop

It’s too late to join the race. But you can feel a part of it by shelling out £55 to get your own race jersey.

The front of the new jersey
The front of the new jersey

The top is designed by Leeds-born Ed Cowburn and his business partner Pete Kelsey. They run Milltag, a London cycling clothing shop.

Milltag has also designed and manufactured the four jerseys which will be awarded on the race podium, including those for the overall race leader and the King of the Mountain.

Said Ed:

We took inspiration from the rich heritage of Yorkshire’s textile industry and used Welcome to Yorkshire’s iconic ‘Y’ logo to create a series of individual patterns for each of the winner’s jerseys which appear on the shoulders and pockets – you could say that we’ve woven Yorkshire into every jersey.

Dates of the race

Stage one of the Tour de Yorkshire is on Friday, May 1. Start: Bridlington, finish: Scarborough.

Stage two is on Saturday, May 2. Start: Selby, finish: York

Stage three is on Sunday, May 3. Start: Wakefield, finish: Leeds.