Founded by Simon Mottram in London in 2004, Rapha makes the world’s finest cycling clothing. For 15 years, our products have redefined comfort, performance, and style for cyclists from absolute beginners through to WorldTour professionals. Born from a love of the sport, Rapha regularly organises and sponsors unique rides and events. The Rapha Cycling Club was founded in 2015 to bring cyclists together, and today there are already more than 12,000 members worldwide. Our 23 Clubhouses across Europe, North America and Asia have become hubs for RCC members and local cyclists, offering a café space and stocking the latest products. Rapha is proud to have worked with the sport’s best athletes from its earliest days. First, as title sponsor to the British UCI Continental team Rapha-Condor from 2005 to 2012, then as clothing supplier to Team Sky from 2012 to 2016. We continue to work at the top tiers of professional cycling with the women’s UCI WorldTour team CANYON//SRAM since 2016, and, after publishing a two-year study on the state of the sport titled the Rapha Roadmap, we have returned to the men’s WorldTour with EF Education First Pro Cycling from 2019. This year, Rapha has launched two key new initiatives. Our Custom programme offers the chance for anyone to create completely customisable Rapha products using an innovative online design tool. The Rapha Foundation provides funding to not-for-profit organisations, with the mission of building a better future for the sport by inspiring, empowering and supporting the next generation of racers.
Our bibs have ridden around the world. They rode the path less travelled, the length of a country, and the width of a continent. They rode onto Grand Tour podiums and into the history books. Wherever you’re heading, there’s a pair in our range ready-made for the rigours of your next ride.
Finally, all your hard work and commitment on the bike pays off. Long days of sun stretch out, made for riding, racing and exploring with friends. Still, summer brings its own set of challenges to the committed cyclist. Follow our guide of tips and tricks to stay comfortable on the road as the heat rises.
Enjoying your ride shouldn’t come down to a game of chance. Plan ahead, check the forecast and make sure you’re ready to cycle through the best and the worst of the weather with versatile clothing that allows you to be flexible.
Roll up to a ride without enough on, and you’ll soon be turning back home in search of central heating. But get your layers right, and you’ll make the most of your winter miles. Use our guide to learn the principles of staying warm on cold days.