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End to End
There is no doubt that cycle touring is making a comeback, I'm seeing more and more cyclists kitting themselves out with good quality equipment and 'proper' bikes ready to go exploring Britain.
Since the 19th Century people have been cycling the 874 miles from End to End starting at either Lands End or John O'Groats, each with a certain goal in mind. Some aim to be the fastest and have done it in under 45 hours, there are those that have done it on three wheels and some even on one. Some spend the journey seeing none of the scenery whilst on the back of a tandem whilst others take a more laid back approach on a recumbent. There are even those that do it indoors on a Virtual Trainer. For me it's about the journey and not the destination, so a brisk pace over a couple of weeks would be my choice.
I guess when Hamish Burnett chose to take on the task this summer he had hoped for better weather but in the wettest summer since 1912 Hamish completed the journey in what he describes as atrocious conditions. At least when he arrived at Lands End the sun made an appearance. Hamish commented that 'Through it all, I was very glad to be dressed in a Torm jersey. Long hours in the saddle have proven it's comfort, practicality and dashing looks'. I guess we'd better make sure the Torm waterproofs are available for next summer.
Torm at the Lake
Matt Martin moved to France from Suffolk 3 years ago and is in the enviable position of living right on the Swiss border on the edge of the Jura mountains.
Jerseys available at SP Cycles
If you want to get your hands on one of the new jerseys before they are available on the website then visit SP Cycles in Kent.
New Jersey Preview
Some of you have been asking for a quick preview of some of the new jerseys so I thought I'd share a little montage for you...just a taster mind.
The full compliment will be on display and available for purchase soon
New jerseys are coming soon!
Spring is here, it's a time when the world starts to fill with colour and its no different at Torm HQ with the imminent arrival of the new range of Torm sportwool jerseys. Whenever we release our new range of jerseys the first question we get asked is 'what's changed guys?'. Well hopefully it will be obvious, we've added a Royal Blue to our colour palette for a special year in British sport. We've also added a Fern Green in recognition of cyclings famous heritage, and with it some new jersey designs incorporating both colours.
Torm at the Track
Torm jerseys are seen on the road, in the forest or on the promenade in all types of weather conditions however its not only outdoors that Torm Sportswool comes into its own, and I dont just mean in the office or down the pub ! Russ Parkin put his T1 through its paces recently at the Newport Velodrome in Wales.
Bob Flack in India
A reoccurring question about Torm products is how do they perform in extremes of temperature. Well Im pleased to say I have a lot of customers who report back on the performance of our jerseys from the south of Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and the US, also closer to home in Europe including the highlands of Scotland!
Time for Long Sleeves
'Nearly' Autumn is now definately Autumn and its time to insulate yourself against the harsher weather conditions with a short sleeve jersey and arm warmers or a long sleeved alternative. Many of you have commented that the T1 and T5 are the must have Torm jerseys for any cyclist, regardless of the discipline.
Out of Season Training
With the forecast looking good the New Forest was our destination for some hard miles and some R & R. We wanted remote but not isolated so we booked into Furze Hill Cottage Bed and Breakfast for a couple of days and had struck gold.
The Club Run
The Sunday Club Run is the mainstay of Cycling Clubs up and down the country and my local club Thanet Road Club is no exception http://www.thanetrc.org.uk/. Its 50 miles of pain and pleasure around the East Kent Coast with a scone and jam in the middle !
Torm at the Tourmalet
Indroducing the Leigh Riders. A group of riders from Essex whos cycling ethos sits very comfortably with our own.