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Why can't I wear a t-shirt for cycling?

For starters, you'll be soaking wet within a few minutes and it will take ages for the material to dry. A cycling jersey (Maillot), is made of technical fabrics with fibres engineered to pull moisture from the skin. They become especially useful on your bike ride because of these features:

  • Rear Pockets - pockets are used for storage of on ride nutrition, valuables and tools. Some jerseys incorporate a hidden zipped pocket for those small and important possesions (Mobile, ID, Money),

  • Front Zipper - Most jerseys incorporate a full zipper allowing not only easy removal when in need of toilet duties but also extra ventilation should you begin to overheat on a pronounced climb,

  • Lightweight - technical fabrics chosen to make most jerseys have a second-skin feel effect,

  • Clean Cut - Clean cut fabrics are the latest innovation for garments where a clean, seamless or non-slip edge is required.

Solis Ortus cycling Jersey modelled by Kelly at Castillo de Castellar de la Frontera.
Solis Ortus (Invictus Range)

Cycling jerseys can be found in sleeveless, short sleeves and long sleeves. When choosing a jersey check the material type and which weather conditions it is made for as you can also find them waterproof, windproof or with a warm lining inside (check the Kuum range on for short sleeve wind/water-resistant jersey). Price: At Velo HQ we have custom cycling jerseys for as little as £33.00 with an MOQ of 5 units. The price includes a fully custom design (no templates used) and free delivery in Gibraltar. For further information on our custom range, please contact us at and a member of our team shall be in touch.