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The Shutt Velo Rapide Guide to Summer Bib Shorts

The Shutt Velo Rapide Guide to Summer Bib Shorts

One of Shutt's success stories has been the popularity of our cycling bib shorts range. These have received rave reviews from customers and the cycling press alike, and a big factor in this success is the Shutt Velo Rapide chamois pad. 

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Why the King of the Mountains Jersey is Red and Spotty

Why the King of the Mountains Jersey is Red and Spotty

Many people know the reason behind the iconic Maillot Jaune or Yellow jersey of Le Tour de France, chosen for the yellow newsprint paper of the Tour’s earliest sponsor L’Auto. Much less well know is how the King of the Mountains Jersey came to have red polka dots.In the earliest editions of the race, no mountain passes were included on the route. In 1910 the Pyrenees col d’Aubisque & Tourmalet were included in the race. Having said that both climbs were just donkey tracks rather than proper roads. The demanding gradients and heavy, un-geared bicycles of the men who rode...

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Join the Shutt Challenge on Climategames

Join the Shutt Challenge on Climategames

Summer is here and with sunshine forecast, we’re getting excited for some epic cycling adventures again!To celebrate and to kick-start your motivation we’ve teamed up with Climategames, a new activity tracking, challenge-smashing and rewards-giving app. Want to get involved? Complete our 100km ride challenge during June and you’ll get a £20 voucher to spend on any Shutt Velo Rapide cycling jersey. Simply download the Climategames App and join the Shutt Velo Rapide challenge to get started.

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Cycling the North Coast 500 (NC500)

Cycling the North Coast 500 (NC500)

What is it? The North Coast 500 (NC500) route was launched in 2015 as a tourism initiative to promote the northern Highlands of Scotland. It’s a 500 mile circular route around the rugged coastline of Scotland, starting and finishing at Inverness Castle. The route is very popular with motorhomes and bikers, as well as cyclists. A publican we spoke to in Helmsdale said it had transformed the economy of the area with formerly closed hotels reopening and restaurants and cafés springing up along the route. The GCN route The official NC500 route is marked with road signs. We used GCN’s 'bike...

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Supporting Youth Cycling - The Youth Tour of Scotland 2022

Supporting Youth Cycling - The Youth Tour of Scotland 2022

One of our Brand Ambassadors, Grace Ward, was selected to race at the Youth Tour of Scotland this year.  A rising star in the youth ranks, on road, MTB and CX bikes alike, here is her review of the event.  Shutt VR were honoured to help support the team supplying a set of our premium jerseys for the event. Give Grace a follow Instagram - @gracewardracing    The Youth Tour of Scotland returned this year after a 3 year hiatus due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, the prestigious Youth Tour comprising of 4 stages over 3 days was contested between the...

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