Rapha are holding a sample sale in Manchester later in the month. Get yourself along there to grab a bargain.
This will be the first time the London-based clothing company has held a sample sale in the North of England or indeed anywhere in the UK outside of the Big Smoke.
Rapha say, “Aside from burly sprinters and wiry grasshoppers wrestling over base layers, there will also be some ludicrous discounts on a whole range of end-of-line stock, returns and one-off samples.”
Specifically what items from the range will be available, we couldn’t say: you’ll just have to rock up there and take your chances.
The sale will be at Thomas Street Post Office – and that, funnily enough is in Thomas Street. Number 61, to be precise, opposite Oi Polloi. It’s on Saturday 26 May between 10am and 6pm.Address
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.