2019 Club Kit proposal information

A proposal to investigate a change to the clubs kit supplier was made at the 2019 AGM and it was agreed that Peter Frankland would feedback at a meeting on May 20th. These proposals will now be voted on by members in a meeting on that meeting  at the Rowing Club on Monday 20th May 2019. Below are the details of the different choices.

The information is split into the 3 key areas up for discussion –

  1. Kit supplier
  2. Kit design
  3. Kit subsidy through sponsorship

1. Kit Supplier

We currently use Kalas for our club kit and the proposed new supplier is Provision. Provision has supplied samples in return for a deposit which we have not been able to do with Kalas.


To make a direct comparison between the two the following table shows the cost price (including VAT but excluding delivery) of the three main pieces of kit we have found that riders want. These are all mens pricing to make a simpler comparison but a full price list has been provided to members via email.

Item Kalas Provision
Basic Short Sleeve Jersey 43.80 45.00
Long Sleeve jersey 63.00 60.00
Gilet 47.88 54.00

Lead times

Kalas 4 to 6 weeks from order
Provision 5 weeks from order

Minimum order

Kalas 5 items – mix of different items (i.e. not all the same)
Provision 10 items – mix of different items (i.e. not all the same)

Provision notes

Initial order 5 per individual item (e.g. 5 x short sleeve mens, 5 x long sleeve mens etc)

Subsequent orders 10 items which can be a mix of different items (i.e. not all the same)

Provision also offers the option of ordering items in one offs with a 15% surcharge (e.g. a Long sleeve jersey which would be £50 in a bulk order of 10 will then be £57.50)


Bulk Individual
Kalas £8.28 (free over £500) Not Available
Provision £15 £7.19

2.Kit Design

A proposed change of design has been produced by Provision. Design is very much a matter of personal opinion, so it is up to members to decide which they prefer.

DCV Provision Jersey Design

Points to note / discuss

  • We can use either old or new design with either supplier.
  • Either design can be used with / without sponsors logos
  • By changing the kit design it makes the old kit design obsolete for those who have already invested in it.
  • There is the possibility of having both designs available but this adds complexity. British cycling only allows one jersey design to be used for those wanting to compete. This doesn’t however stop the club having two designs, it just means anyone competing in BC events would need the designated one.

3.Kit subsidy through sponsorship

A sponsor has been identified who is willing to contribute £2000 towards kit subsidy in return for having their logo on the jersey. This would mean a proposed reduction of 25% on the kit whilst the monies are available.

In return for the sponsorship we are told that they want as many people as possible to be wearing the sponsored kit whilst on club runs. They understand that some riders will ride in previously bought kit but would encourage them to buy the new kit displaying their logo. The deal means that their logo has to appear on club kit for a 2 year period.

Kit reduction example – Short Sleeve jersey Regular price £45 Subsidised price £33.75

Points to note / discuss

  • Do members feel the need for a sponsor to reduce the price of kit?
  • How much kit subsidy does each member get as it is a limited pot?
  • What happens after the two years?
  • What happens if the pot runs out before the two years?

DCV Sponsorship

At the recent AGM club member Adrian Hall stepped forward and volunteered to lead the drive to attract sponsorship to DCV, primarily to drive down he cost of DCV Kit and for any other purposes the club sees fit.

He has asked us for the help of the membership so if you can help in anyway please contact him via- sponsorship@durhamcityvelo.cc

Lets help Adrian to explore this avenue

George Kinghorn and David Tomlinson

Velo North Sportive 01.09.19

A number of members are doing the Velo North closed road sportive in September.

if you want to do it and want to start in the same waves as other members please enter DCV as the team name (not Durham City Velo)

if you think 100 miles is too much for you there is a 50 mile option.

I (George) have signed up for the 100 despite not having ridden for months so if you feel that you would struggle also then let’s get organised and train together. I’m sure the experienced riders in the club will help us.


DCV Christmas Party / Club Run information

It Christmasssssssssssssssssssssssssssss – as Noddy says!

Christmas Doo Friday Dec 7th

21 People have booked and paid so we look forward to celebrating together

Pre party drinks – if you fancy a beer before going to the Kings Lodge we will meet in the Station House at 6.30.

Food will be served in the Kings Lodge at 7.30 so we need to be seated and ready by then.

Christmas Club Run Sunday Dec 9th

Looks like around 15 of us have replied saying we are going – please get in touch if you also intend to join us.

CASH ONLY in the Cafe

Full details http://durhamcityvelo.cc/event/dcv-christmas-club-run-to-causey-arch-cafe-2-routes/here 

Christmas Club Run – We need to know who is going

Durham city Velo Christmas Club rub to Causey Arch December 9th 2018

We are planning to have a social Christmas club run to Causey arch café on Sunday December the 9th.

There will be a Tracks and trail ride and a road ride both meeting at Causey Arch café, both will leave from Broom Park country park 10.00am planning to be at the café by 12.00 noon, the Tracks and Trail ride is 62k /38 miles , The road ride will be a little longer to allow both groups arrive at the café at the same time.

We have booked the café but it is important that we have an idea of numbers to allow them to cater for us, please contact the club or me directly to let us know if you are going  before Friday the 30th of November and what ride you will be doing

David Tomlinson

Event Details: http://durhamcityvelo.cc/event/dcv-christmas-club-run-to-causey-arch-cafe-2-routes/


Club runs this weekend

Sorry about not getting formal events set up,this week and last, we have had health issues with our youngest son.

This weekends events can be found on the Facebook page



Saturday 6th October club Run cancelled

Due to the main Saturday leaders being away and Jeff’s medical condition we have had to cancel the faster and further ride.

If you still want to go out please post in the forum that your going out, meet at 9 at the usual starting point and decide where to go.


We reserved 20 places for the Christmas party night on the 9th December at the Kings Lodge.

Details – http://www.durhamcityvelo.com/product/dcv-christmas-party-7th-dec-2018/

Last night at the social we found out that that night is now sold out so any more than 20 would not be accommodated.

We need to know in the next couple of days who wants to come so we can plan if we need an alternative.

No need to pay anything just yet but please get in touch via Facebook or on info@durhamcityvelo.cc to let us know if you intend to come.

Just to clarify this is an event for Partners too