Who are you?
Hommage au Vélo was officially born in January 2018, but has been much, much longer in the making. We are based in Woking, Surrey, although our founder grew up in Battersea and spent several years racing the amateur French circuit in Brittany during the early noughties. Prior experience working for a well-known French cycling apparel business (no names!) has been combined with 25 years of racing and riding across multiple disciplines to create an apparel business that we hope embodies the transformative experience that cycling holds for many people. It is all about the bike, and our name reflects this! You can see more in About Us
What is your association with World Bicycle Relief ™?
Because we know that bikes change lives, we wanted Hommage au Vélo to help those with less privilege to also benefit from having a bike. Although we love riding premium road bikes with Italian names on smooth Majorcan roads, the bicycle fulfils so many other functions that can have a massive benefit for the cyclist: this can be as fundamental as facilitating a girl getting to school and receiving an education in a place where this otherwise wouldn't be possible due to distance from the school, or the danger of walking. Giving money to charity in the first year of business is risky, but it demonstrates our passion for cycling, rather than being a corporate PR stunt or conscience-soother for a business that has been in profit for many years.
Can you make my club custom cycling clothing?
Yes, absolutely! Even in our short existence this year, we have created custom cycle clothing for a major international law firm who were participating in a fund-raising event. We will happily supply transparent and competitive quotes for your custom club cycle clothing. We can even supply you with premium branded casual clothing – forget "Class of '93" leavers hoodies in cheap cotton; we can provide the very highest quality merino and knitted organic cotton sweatshirts with discreet embroidered branding. Perfect for investment banks, hedge funds and cycling clubs! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org