World’s most sustainable cycling kit to feature in Tour de Yorkshire

This weekend’s Tour de Yorkshire will see the first team ever to ride in the tour wearing kit made 100 per cent from recycled materials.

Vitus Pro Cycling Team, powered by Brother UK, will be wearing kit developed by performance and sustainable sportswear company, Presca Teamwear. The Team is believed to be the first pro cycling team to compete in 100 per cent recycled kit.

Presca combine superior design for speed and aerodynamic performance with sustainable credentials. The fabrics are produced using yarn extruded from recycled materials, including plastic bottles and fishing nets. As few as seven plastic bottles are used to create one cycling jersey, which consume 60 per cent less energy and 94 per cent less water than alternatives from virgin materials.

Peter Lillie, co-founder of Presca Teamwear, said: “Our mission has always been to provide high performance kit to cyclists. We understand that performance is the number one priority for pro cyclists. We’ve worked closely with Vitus Pro Cycling Team, powered by Brother UK to ensure the kit we produce is of the highest quality, whilst made from recycled fabrics and through a fully sustainable process.

“We believe our range demonstrates how the cycling industry can take steps towards being more sustainable without compromising on performance.”

Presca was shortlisted for a BT Sport Industry Sustainability Award in 2018 and won an FSB Ethical-Green Business of the Year award.

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