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  • Betty Pharaoh RR

    Posted: Mar 24 2015

    Marcin Bialoblocki of ONE Pro Cycling came across the line first ahead of Sam Harrison of NFTO in Sundays Betty Pharaoh Memorial RR held in Wales.

    A leading group of 4 soon formed on the 37km circuit - George Atkins (ONE Pro Cycling), Sam Harrison  (NFTO), Marcin Bialoblocki (ONE Pro Cycling) and Eddie Dunbar (NFTO). Lap 3 saw the main bunch 2 minutes 40 seconds behind the leaders! Marcin Bialoblocki made a decisive move to break clear of a chasing Sam Harrison to give ONE Pro cycling another convincing win!

    Keep up to date with there progress here!

    Picture courtesy of Ian Holmer ianhomerphotography.co.uk/galleries/BettyP15.php

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  • Tour de Yorkshire

    Posted: Mar 23 2015

    Some of the biggest names in cycling will be on hand in May to take part in the first ever Tour de Yorkshire! The tour will be ridden by 6 WorldTeams and is ranked UCI 2.1, the teams are Giant-Alpecin, Team Sky, BMC Racing, Lotto NL-Jumbo and IAM cycling.

    They will be joined by 6 Professional Continental Teams - Cofidis, Europecar, MTN-Qhuneka, Cult Energy, Roompot Oranje Peloton and Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise. The 4 Continental Teams - Team Wiggins, NFTO, ONE Pro Cycling and Madison Genesis will also be joined by an Great Britain National Team.


    Matt Prior announced his ONE Pro Cycling team would be taking part and said the following -

    "We are incredibly excited and proud to be racing in the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire, particularly in our first year. The Grand Départ in Yorkshire was a huge inspiration for us setting up this team as it showed the level of interest there is in cycling and racing in the UK. Our riders will be massively looking forward to being on the start line with some of the biggest teams in the world."

    Stage 1: Bridlington - Scarborough

    Stage 2: Selby - York (Includes women's race) 

    Stage 3: Wakefield - Leeds

    Keep up with all the action right here!

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  • Mallorca training camp

    Posted: Mar 20 2015

    The second ONE Pro Cycling training camp was a real success. For me personally it was great to see the  progression within the team and gelling together in every aspect. We worked on some important team drills at high speed and it was clear to see the progress we have made as a group. Understanding each others strenghts and weaknesses, styles and preferences on the bike.

    On our first camp, there was a lot of talk about what we are going to do. Then we came back from that camp and did our first set of early seasons races. They were successful and we had great results!

    Then we came away on this second camp and talked about what we have learned over the past 2 months and what we need to do to improve and build on how we have started out. I believe we are in a good place and I'm excited to start the next few races. All the boys are really motivated and we have a great atmosphere amongst both staff and riders. 

    Keep up to date on the teams process here!

    Thanks Yanto Barker.

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  • Jack Wadley Memorial

    Posted: Mar 09 2015

    The Jack Wadley memorial is usually the first race where the UK UCI teams go to test there form for the upcoming season! A crash early on meant a few riders got caught out. Soon a group of elect riders had created a substantial gap, almost causing them to be stopped before the finish! Riders included Steel Von Hoff (NFTO), Marcin Bialoblocki (ONE Pro Cycling), Eddie Dunbar (NFTO), Rory Townsend (Pedal Heaven) and Will Bjergfelt (Sportgrub Kuota) to name a few! 

    The last couple of laps saw Yanto Barker force the pace and split the lead group. Townsend was first to attack and Van Hoff took the wheel before launching a sprint a long way out to beat his rivals to the line!

     *All pictures courtesey of Larry Hickmott (VeloUK)

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  • Eddie Soens Memorial

    Posted: Mar 09 2015

    Peter Williams (ONE Pro Cycling) won the 2015 Eddie Soens Memorial race at Aintree on Saturday. Second place going to his teammate Sam Williams (ONE Pro Cycling) and third to Ian Wilkinson (Raleigh GAC)

    Some good breaks got clear early on but it was when a 5 man break got clear that the winning move was created! Pete Williams went solo leaving Ian Wilkinson to chase with Sam Williams and Tom Moses on his wheel.

    *Photos courtesy of Larry Hickmott (VeloUK)

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  • Classique hill climb

    Posted: Mar 06 2015

    We are really pleased to be part of this exciting new Hill Climb format, the spectacle of two riders battling it out side by side is always thrilling and compliments Le Cols commitment to high end performance at all levels of our sport.

    With prizes worth over £1500 from Le Col across all categories including ladies and junior categories.

    The 2015 climb is set entirely within the grounds of Penn House in Buckinghamshire! Times are taken form the riders first climb, with the fastest 40 qualifiers getting the chance to race in the head to head round against their closest rivals.

    Alongside some of the pro's and the elite climbing specialists the organisers are expecting; entries are also open to local and club riders looking to see if their skills out of the saddle measure up.

    The climb itself is close to a mile long and whilst gradients average just 10% the course twists and turns challenging the riders all the way up. Alongside the Hill Climb the event consists of a full day of action from Road and MTB sportives. There is a velo village and bike expo, alongside a vintage market, gourmet food stalls, beer festival and tent, music and much more. Full details can be found here chilterncyclingfestival.com


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  • Severn Bridge RR

    Posted: Mar 02 2015

    The race made use of a circuit of 10 laps (100km) through Stowey Hill, Clutton and Chelwood roundabout.

    This was a very challenging circuit and involved 10 ascents of Stowey Hill which is an average of 7% for 1km.

    A small lead group soon formed and from that Eddie Dunbar (NFTO), George Harper (ONE Pro Cycling) and Yanto Barker (ONE Pro Cycling) began the last lap with Will Bjergfelt (Sportgrub KUOTA Cycling) 

    The last lap saw Yanto Barker attack at the base of the climb and force the pace before Eddie Dunbar went over the top with George Harper on his wheel! Barker and Harper were not going to shake the young Irishman and it came to a sprint at the foot of the climb where Harper triumphed from Barker and Dunbar.

     *All photos courtesy of Larry Hickmott (VeloUK.net)

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  • Le Col Dolomites

    Posted: Feb 24 2015

    This is a VIP Le Col trip, the first in a series to ride the most beautiful passes in Europe with the company and technical crew.

    There are few places to cycle as scenic as the Italian Dolomites.

    Nestled high up on the Austrian border, the stark limestone spires reveal breathtaking landscapes around every turn.

    On June 18-22, we'll climb 10 passes in 4 days, challenge your endurance, and leave you with a sense of accomplishment. 

    Enjoy the closed roads of the Italian Dolomites when we join the Sella Ronda Bike Day.

    Arrival city:



    We'll stay for 4 nights at Hotel Majaré, an alpine cycling and ski resort, complete with indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, bar,

    and restaurant.

    Couples welcome; alternate shorter routes and additional activities can be arranged for partners who'd like to relax a bit more or hike the breathtaking trails.


     Book now! 

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  • ONE Pro Cycling launch

    Posted: Feb 19 2015

    Tuesday saw the full launch for the team One Pro Cycling. A big occasion for everyone involved in the team project including myself. The venue was a great one at the Millbank Tower London over looking the river Thames. There were interviews with Key partners and  F&F the primary sponsor, Matt Prior Co founder of the team and Simon Chapel Chairman among others.

    For me what was most noticeable was the genuine and sincere relationship between the riders and staff. Matt Prior has been integral in creating an environment that is truly geared to getting the best out of all of us working on this project. It's something I also rate highly as a priority with my business. To me true success is almost always a team effort or at least I find working in a successful team the most rewarding place to be on and off the bike.

    I personally am very much in line with the core team One Pro Cycling values and ethos and it's something that benefits my riding position within the team but also how we operate commercially supplying the performance clothing for the boys to race in.

    It was satisfying to see everyone in attendance recognise the good hard work that had gone into both building the team so far and the launch its self. I'm very excited to be part of the next phase as we begin racing properly. Watch this space and thanks for reading.

    Yanto Barker


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  • Perfs Pedal Win

    Posted: Feb 09 2015

    Sunday 8th February saw Yanto Barker (ONE Pro Cycling) win the opening race of the UK road race season with Perfs Pedal in Hampshire.

    The 50th Perfs Pedal was a 72km battle, which included four ascents of Portsdown Hill before finishing on Hundred Acres Road.

    The ONE Pro Cycling team is made up of two former Perfs Pedal winners – Marcin Bialoblocki (2013) and Chris Opie (2012) – along with Yanto Barker, George Atkins, George Harper and Sam Williams.

    The pace was very fast and soon the attacks started with three riders staying off the front. The riders Mitchell Webber (Pedal Heaven), Michael Thompson (Team Wiggins) and Chris Opie (ONE Pro Cycling) Three chasers Marcin Bialoblocki (ONE Pro Cycling), Rory Townsend (Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT) and Yanto Barker (ONE Pro Cycling) managed to bridge the gap.

    The last lap saw Yanto Barker and Chris Opie pull clear of the remaining lead group. On the last climb towards the finish line Yanto Barker crossed the line first with his team mate Chris Opie coming home second.

    Marcin Bialoblocki and George Harper came across the line in 3rd and 4th respectively making ONE Pro Cycling first race out a resounding success!

    *All photographs courtesy of Larry Hickmott

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  • Mallorca training camp

    Posted: Feb 09 2015

    Hi I am just back from my team One Pro Cycling training camp in Mallorca where we did 10 days hard training in the hills and mountains on the Island. It was a great camp and I enjoyed meeting up again with old and new teammates to get to know everyone. To asses what we can achieve in the races ahead was the main objective.
    Ultimately everyone was going well and I'm excited about what we can do in the season coming. As team captain it's my role to help the coach and director Steve Benton and Matt Winston to get the best out of the guys on the road in races. We chose a race strategy that's most likely to deliver a result on each day and those decisions need implementing effectively and with discipline if we want to win so to measure the capability of the riders in the team is essential on camps like this.
    I am also in charge of what kit we supply the team to make sure everyone has what they need to perform in all racing and training conditions. This camp in Majorca was unfortunately mostly cold and wet. It meant the training conditions were more challenging then usual. Most of us used the team Thermal SSJ (available on line at the moment). The reason it's such a good product is when you put it on it feels like Armour against the elements while staying aero and fitted perfectly to avoid wasting warm dry air close to the skin to the cold wet air and moisture trying to get in as you ride along. This meant we could perform better and ride faster even training in miserable conditions.
     Clear over the water Not clear over the island!
    After 2h00 thankfully we got to this and even dry roads a bit later!
    After 2h00 thankfully we got to this and even dry roads a bit later!
    We also used the full B5 thermal tights because to do 1h00 in the rain is not too bad in shorts but when you have to do 4 or 5h00 you really need a good thermal layer on the legs. On some occasions when it was sleeting I also used the thermal welded rain jacket because in those moments when you just can't waste a single degree of heat you have to create that full water tight barrier to the elements and there is nothing that can replace this jacket for that. With a high neck and long arms and back body panel there are no gaps for the cold to get in. All in all we arrived back fit and well with a good training load at the end of the camp ready to start some races. We as a team and myself especially are hugely motivated to make 2015 a successful year for Le Col. Watch the results!
    Chris Opie using the Thermal Jersey in Majorca.
    Chris Opie wearing the Thermal Jersey and B5 bib tights.
    Thanks for reading,
    Yanto Barker.
  • Le Col & ONE Pro Cycling

    Posted: Dec 16 2014


    Le Col is proud to announce that it will supply the UCI One Pro Cycling team for 2015.

    Here at Le Col we are really pleased to be part of the Team One project.

    We are looking forward to working with the team during the season and sharing the passion for the sport along the way.

    We wish them the best of luck for 2015 and will keep everyone up to date on a regular basis right here.


  • ONE Pro Cycling launch

    Posted: Dec 09 2014


    Today (Tuesday 9 December, 2014) sees the announcement of an exciting new professional cycling team based in the UK – ONE Pro Cycling – which is looking to compete at UCI Continental level in 2015.

    The team was co-founded by CEO Matt Prior, a leading sportsman and England Cricketer. Matt has 79 England test caps to date, was a member of the England Team that won three Ashes Series home and away, and was also a member of the number one ranked test side in the world in 2011.

    Riders for the ONE Pro Cycling 2015 Team are as follows:

    Yanto Barker – Race Captain

    George Atkins

    Tom Baylis

    Johnny Bellis 

    Marcin Bialoblocki

    George Harper

    Marc Hester

    Josh Hunt

    Jon Mould

    Chris Opie

    Pete Williams

    Sam Williams

    Yanto Barker had the following to say, "I'm so pleased to be part of the Team One project. I'm particularly looking forward to working with the people in the team, some of whom i have achieved success with in the past and others i hope to achieve success with in the future. Whatever happens i am personally committed to contributing to and fulfilling the potential of the team in every respect.

    Steve Benton, a former Human Performance Coach for Formula 1 and World Rally drivers - including England’s only World Rally Champion, Richard Burns - is ONE Pro Cycling’s Performance Coach. Steve is the driving force behind the recruitment and preparation of the 12 man squad.

    Matt Winston will join from 1 January 2015 as Sports Director, having spent the last eight years at British Cycling and most recently as the GB Olympic Development Coach.

    Becky Frewing, who has worked in UK Cycling Teams for the past four years, will head up the squad as Team Manager.

    The announcement of the Continental licence from the UCI is expected shortly. Matt Prior will host the official team launch in London in February 2015.



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  • Le Col and Archer RC

    Posted: Nov 05 2014

    The Archer Road Club was founded in 1926 as a breakaway club from the Bayswater Wheelers.

    The club has produced national, world and Olympic Champions over the years, and, so far, one Tour De France winner. 

    The Australian rider Gary Wiggins arrived in London with very little money in his pocket, he raced on the English Amateur scene in Archer Colours, before turning pro and moving to Belgium where he rode the Kemises and in turn was accepted on to the ‘Six Day’ circuit.

    Back in the 70’s the sport professional cycle racing was strictly European, Gary was one of the first outsiders to force his way onto the scene. It was while racing at Paddington track that Gary Wiggins met and married Linda who lived in the adjacent flats, and it was here that Bradley was brought up when the marriage ended and Linda and her young son returned to London from Ghent where Gary remained to carry on riding the track.

    So when a certain 12 year old Bradley Wiggins turned up at Hillingdon Track and introduced himself to Stuart Benstead, Stuart knew he had standing in front of him, a young, scrawny champion in the making.

    Bradley’s main focus in his early career was the track, and he has now become one of the worlds finest track endurance riders. In 1997 he won the Junior Individual Pursuit title in Cuba. He has now won 4 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals over four Olympic Games, and has six world track titles to his name.

    In 2009 he switched his attention to the road, and in 2010 he joined Team Sky. 2011 saw him crash out of the Tour with a broken collarbone, but he returned to form in 2012 by winning Paris-­‐ Nice, and the Tour of Romandie, he defended his title in the Criterium du Dauphine, and of course became the first British cyclist to win the Tour du France, closely followed by the Olympic Gold Medal in the Individual TT in London 2012.

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  • Le Col Ride 27th September

    Posted: Sep 30 2014

    On 27th September Le Col held a ride out for customers, stockists, media, friends and family. The main aim of the event was to preview the new Winter 2014 range and bring like minded people together for a great day.
    This was also a good opportunity to meet up with customers and stockists on the bike instead of in the office or in the shop.
    The day started at Chiswick boat club before heading out into the Surrey Hills to test the legs! The riders made their way back for beers and lunch.
    "It was a fantastic day for us to connect with our customers and partners both on and off the bike. Then back to the Boat house for lunch a quick presentation about where we are going as a brand and a look at the new range along with some good food and drink. I look forward to doing it again soon." Yanto Barker
  • Le Col and Near Naked Man.

    Posted: Sep 25 2014

    Le Col YB Custom and Near Naked Man skin suits explained.

    Over the last few years this kit has caught peoples attention and often caused confusion and bemusement.

    The full-coverage skinsuit is designed to look as if the rider is, well, naked except for a well placed fig leaf here and there. The United Kingdom-based Male Cancer Awareness Campaign (MCAC), a charity devoted to educating men about prostate, bowel, and testicular cancer, designed the suit along with Yanto Barker. 

    If you’re looking to get your own, be warned: The skinsuits are not simply for sale. Wearers must earn the suits by participating in an event of their choice. www.malecancer.org/boc/challenges/try/25

    Fancy earning your suit? www.malecancer.org/boc/news

  • Le Col and Guernsey at the Commonwealth Games

    Posted: Jul 22 2014

    The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will showcase mountain biking, road and track cycling.

    Here at Le Col we are proud of having supplied the Guernsey team with all the technical apparel they require to perform at the highest level.

    We wish the team good luck at the games which run from 23 July - 03 August.




  • Milligan Charitable Bike Ride

    Posted: Jun 26 2014


    Le Col was happy to have supplied the official clothing for the Milligan Charitable Bike Ride.
    The event took place over 3 days from Friday 20th June- Sunday 22nd June with the aim of raising over £400 000. www.milliganbikeride.com
    Le Col  provided the ride leaders and all 125 participants with their cycle clothing needs to keep them comfortable for the 3 day long journey back to London.
  • Le Col & Sportif Magazine team up.

    Posted: Jun 23 2014

    Le Col has teamed up with Sportif Magazine, a free publication for sportif riders in the UK.  Look out for Le Col in the in the "kit" page's entitled "The stylish sportiviste" Sartorial elegance is not restricted to Saville Row. Sportive riders have an ever growing choice of stylish apparel.


    First issue launching at Virgin Money Cyclone Saturday 21st June 2014
  • Le Col supports dZi foundation

    Posted: Jun 13 2014

    Le Col provided dZi with all the kit they needed to succeed in such a tough event and finish at the top.  Pro short sleeve jerseys, bib shorts, base layers, gilets, arm/leg warmers and jackets just some of the apparel provided by Le Col to keep the team comfortable and focused at the task at hand.

    Over the 5 stages, the course climbed roughly 6,550 meters, with gradients exceeding 15%.  Peter Klein claimed that the Pro Bib Shorts where the best fit he had ever worn along with a 5 star chamoix which kept him comfortable all the way till the end!

  • James Golding - World record attempt

    Posted: Jun 13 2014

    The Challenge: Ride the furthest amount of miles in 7 days. Current record 1546.8 miles set in 1948. This means 286 miles a day!

    The Rider: James Golding, twice diagnosed with cancer. Given less than a 5% chance of survival.  Hit by a truck while riding across America. Raised over £2million on his journey of re-discovery.

    Distance Over Time from SpindleProductions on Vimeo.



      Posted: Nov 18 2013

      The start of things to come

      When you’re part of a successful cycling team you need to learn to work as one.  The training camp is an instrumental part of bringing everyone together. It’s here where we get a clear picture of every member, their strengths, their weaknesses and their limits. Why? Because in order to succeed, we need to know what the people in our team are capable of. We need to create a hierarchy and minimise internal competition, so the lead roles are clearly given to riders who have demonstrated they’re the best. We need to test riders and identify where they belong in the team, what support they can give their team mates and how they perform under pressure. With this understanding we can bring the best out of each rider for the overall benefit of the team.  

      Being part of a professional team takes grit and determination. Take a look at this video shot at the 2013 Team Youth UK training camp.


      Posted: Nov 17 2013

      2013 – Team UK Youth’s year

      You don’t get to be the number 2 team in Great Britain without a whole lot of hard work, commitment and dedication. Not only did Le Col founder Yanto Barker Captain Team Youth UK in their most successful year ever, he was instrumental in their success winning the UCS Ipswich, Coastal Grand Prix, Suffolk and two other individual rounds in the 2013 Pearl Izumi Tour Series.

      Naturally Team UK Youth wore Le Col but Barker also worked closely with Nigel Mansell and the team’s management designing race strategies. As Captain he developed a close relationship with the team’s coach and helped manage each rider before, during and after each race to ensure everyone competed at their best, both mentally and physically.


      Posted: Nov 14 2013

      Only the best

      If you want to be the best you have to be willing to push yourself that little bit further and that little bit harder. When it comes to Le Col, no detail is too small and no feature too complicated. We literally go that extra mile and spend hours on the road testing new designs and technical features. Why do we do that? Because like any athlete we want to make sure we’re constantly progressing, developing and improving at every opportunity. And when it came to manufacturing, we hand picked a factory that shared our desire and dedication to be the best. Our ‘Made in Italy’ label is important to us because it signifies quality, authenticity and dedication.