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5 reasons why you should buy our Contour jersey March 03 2014, 0 Comments

We recently launched our new riding jersey, called 'Contour'. Here's five reasons why YOU should be riding in it:

  1. It's made from 100% recycled polyester, and using recycled polyester lessens our dependence on petroleum as a raw material source. 
  2. Using recycled polyester curbs discards, thereby prolonging landfill life and reducing toxic emissions from incinerators.
  3. Buying clothing made from recycled polyester promotes new recycling streams for polyester clothing that is no longer wearable.
  4. Regular jerseys are made from virgin polyester, and polyester production is energy-intensive and relies on a finite, non-renewable natural resource - petroleum.
  5. With a design based on the contours of one of our favourite local trails, it has mountain biking in its DNA.

Available in sizes from women's large to men's 2x large, the Contour riding jersey from Broken Riders is a long sleeved free flowing jersey that moves with you on the bike. With a dropped rear hem, v-neck and loose fit, it's perfect for all day epics or a quick blast in the woods.

Pricing, at only £40, is comparable with other jerseys that do nothing but harm to the planet. So think about what you're buying before you go ahead and consume even more precious natural resources.

For men's sizes, click here

For women's sizes, click here

Broken Riders. We're looking after our playground.

We need to look after our playground January 29 2014, 0 Comments

How often have you been out on the trail and come across a discarded energy drink bottle or gel sachet, obviously left by another rider? As mountain bikers, the planet is our playground. So why are we ruining it for ourselves?

All too often, those who use the countryside don't appreciate what they have, and littering seems to be the most common offence. We could debate all the day the so-called 'damage' that mountain bikes do to the trails, especially in the winter when the ground is soft and at its most vulnerable. However, there is no excuse for littering the trail - any time of year.

So, while I was pondering about why some people, mountain bikers included, think it's perfectly reasonable to discard their plastic bottles and sachets, I came across this excellent info graphic which effectively demonstrates how much harm we do to our planet through the continued consumption and discarding of plastics.

Makes you think, doesn't it?

Maybe now we'll think twice if tempted to throw something down on the trail. And for those of us who're considered enough not to throw anything down, if you see littler on the trail, please stop, pick it up and take it home with you.

We need to look after our playground.



*Thanks to upworthy.com for sharing this