North Down Cycling Club
Powerhouse sport was asked to develop a range of clothing for North Down Cycling Club. Naturally we were excited and delighted to be involved with the largest club in Ulster.
NDCC were very well known for the dark pink colour on their jerseys & shorts, but one of the main design briefs we were given was to change the shade of pink, and to create a stylish new Jersey & shorts design for 2014, which would be popular with all the members in their club.
We developed a selection of designs, all very striking and flattering but it was this modern clean design, which was chosen.
The main colour is black, and yet with the use of the stylish vertical pink & white stripes and pink sleeves, the end result is an eye-catching club jersey.
The club sponsors all have a visible position yet do not take over the jersey.
The club members were keen to have less pink on the shorts, as all the members did not like this and some found it less than flattering. We have instead designed the shorts with the 2-stripe design on the back upper panel, which follows the jersey design; and then with the pink flat powerbands on the shorts replacing the old style gripper. Added to that, we have introduced pink flat stitching on the seams, which has the added benefit of being more comfortable when worn.
With a club as large as North Down CC, it is imperative that the kit is easy to order for the club members, and very early we all agreed the TeamStore would be ideal. We open an ‘order window’ for the club every few months, with deliveries in time for pre-agreed dates such as Christmas, the Majorca trip and the usual race season.
In May 2014, Garth was pleased to join the team entering the Ras, as their team car driver.