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Dossards for our Raid Pyreneen


Dossard in action

Our Raid Pyrenees was not a race. We were out of season. We had no reason to complete the route in less than 100 hours. However, we were cycling over the iconic Pyreneen mountains of the Tour de France.

We were cycling on the same roads as our cycling heroes have duelled and we wanted to honour the heritage of racing that drew us to these mountains. Wearing dossards seemed a great way to do this.

A three digit number, the name of the rider and the words “Pyrenees 2012” would suffice. Pinned to a rider’s jersey each day it would visually unite the group in our efforts on the road. In addition, they could be kept as a lasting memento of our cycle across the Pyrenees to be treasured alongside our memories and photographs.

The concept was turned into reality by Amy from Cyclodelic, who produces high quality and stylish cycling accessories, in a matter of days. A simple and classic design with neutral colours was created in a hard wearing, natural fabric.

During the week of our Raid the dossards were seen going up the Aubisque, descending through the snow tunnels of the Tourmalet, standing next to the Casetelli memorial on the Portet d’Aspet and finally arriving in Collioure on the Mediterranean coast. Our Raid was not a race but by wearing dossards we honoured the racing heritage of the mountains we cycled.

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