Splash of birthday cash

Yesterday was my birthday: 31 and, in theory, about to enter my racing prime for the Grand Tours. I wish it was the case, sadly nothing is further from reality.

So I took advantage of Rapha’s sample sale – which runs until Saturday at Velorution on Great Titchfield St, London, W1 – to buy something I’ve been after for a while: a Rapha Softshell jacket. At £145 instead of £ 215 on my birthday I couldn’t resist. They had plenty of other kit going but I managed to resist splashing out on more kit than I already own. I was tempted by the winter tights but, seeing as we’re nearly in March, thought better of it. Which means it’s going to be a freezing March no doubt.

I’ll try to remember to review it when I’ve worn it enough to judge. Already at least two friends have commented on how stylish it is so that is top marks in the look category already.



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  • thinking about doing the same – so thanks for the review! looks like the next few days will be cold, anyway.