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Race Around Ireland – shorter route option for 2013

Carvalho Custom has been sponsoring the Race Around Ireland for the last 2 years and they have just announced their start date for 2013, which is 15th of September. Their standard route is 2100 kms non-stop racing round Ireland, for solo riders or teams of 2, 4 or 8. For the solo riders that is clearly a super-human challenge and there are not many people on the planet able to do it, so for 2013 they are going to have a half-distance option so that more riders can give it a go.

If you are interested in epic bike challenges, they you should certainly consider giving the Race Around Ireland a go – it is fantastically well organised, with a unique race atmosphere and you get to see one of the world’s most beautiful countries on the way round. Here is a flavour of the race from 2012.

We supplied custom cycling jerseys for all the competitors – when you have been sitting on bike for 5 days with virtually no sleep and 2000 kms in your legs, getting a free jersey must seem like scant reward, but nobody is into endurance bike racing for the prizes. But what the hell are they in it for? Strange, strange people….

Swedish Cycling & Triathlon Show

We have just come back from the Swedish cycling show (Svenska Sportmässan) in Jönköping; we were lucky enough to have one of Sweden’s top triathletes, Joel Vikner helping out at our stand. It was a real privilege to spend a couple of days with Joel, because as well as being an all-round super nice guy, he also had a good line in training stories that could make your ears bleed, when you realise just what it takes to get to the top of the sport. He told me that he had done a ‘hard’ early morning at the pool a while back, which was 10 sets of 1500m, each set starting at 20 minute intervals. And then going to University for a day of lectures. Ouch!

Anyway, Sweden was a great country to spend some time in: scarily efficient and well-run and just generally deeply civilised. It is great news for out company that we are starting to get stream of business from Swedish cycling and triathlon clubs and a lot of the people we spoke to at the show were very receptive to the idea of buying from us direct from Portugal. We continue to sponsor Sweden’s top male triathlete, Per Wangel, which shows our commitment to growing our brand in Sweden and we hope to be out in Sweden again in 2013 to have a presence at one of the major triathlon events.

Joel was also good enough to share some of his thoughts on triathlon at a talk at the show, pictured above. I couldn’t understand a word he was saying, but he was no doubt terrifying his audience with stories from his training regime. Thanks so much to him for helping us out and we really look forward to going back to Sweden as soon as possible!

Our new custom cycling & triathlon clothing catalogue

We have produced a new catalogue of our custom cycling and triathlon clothing range with some great photography by Joana Maltez shot in northern Portugal where we are based. You can download it here.

If you have any questions about our range or the solutions that we can offer your cycling or triathlon club to make the ordering process easier, please contact us. You can also buy individual items of our kit in our distinctive pink and blue colours at our cycling & triathlon kit online shop.De nieuwe catalogus met onze custom wieler- en triatlonkleding staat nu online! De fantastische foto’s zijn genomen door Joana Maltez in het noorden van Portugal waar we zijn gevestigd en u kunt hem hier downloaden.

U vragen heeft over onze producten, of wilt weten hoe wij het bestelproces voor uw wieler- of triatlonclub kunnen vergemakkelijken, neem dan gerust contact op met ons. U kunt ook afzonderlijke items kopen van onze kenmerkende blauw met roze sportkleding via onze winkel.

Racing Triathlons for Autism in Singapore

We produce a lot of cycling and triathlon kit for charity events and for individuals who want triathlon or cycling clothing for a race they are doing for charity. Our first client from Singapore, Gil Perez, has started racing triathlons to raise awareness about autism as he has an autistic son.

Gil made his tri suits using our online semi-custom triathlon design program, which costs just 90 euros to set up a design.

It frankly makes us feel great about the work we do to be providing kit for anyone organizing or racing in charity events and heartfelt congratulations to Gil Perez for doing what he does and our very best wishes to him and his son, Nathan, who must be very proud of his dad!Wij produceren veel wieler- en triatlonkleding voor liefdadigheidsevenementen en sporters die meedoen aan wedstrijden voor liefdadigheid. Onze eerste klant uit Singapore, Gil Perez, is mee gaan doen aan triatlons voor bewustmaking voor autisme omdat hij een autistische zoon heeft.

Gil heeft zijn triatlonpak ontworpen met behulp van onze online semi-custom ontwerpprogramma voor triatlonpakken voor een opstartprijs van slechtst €90.

Wij zijn er zeer trots op dat wij sportkleding mogen leveren aan klanten die liefdadigheidsevenementen organiseren of er aan mee doen en willen Gil Perez dan ook oprecht feliciteren met wat hij doet en wensen hem en zijn zoon Nathan het allerbeste. Wij weten zeker dat hij erg trots is op zijn papa!

Race Around Ireland trip

We had a great weekend in Trim, Ireland for the start of the Race Around Ireland, which Carvalho Custom has been very proud to sponsor. Picture below are the 13 solo racers in their Carvalho Custom jerseys, most of them looking pretty grim-faced (they are about to ride 2200kms non-stop, so who can blame them).

The first day of racing, it was wet. Very wet:

Nicole managed to shelter from the worst of the weather and keep smiling.

And here is the second day of racing. Most of the riders have had less than an hour of sleep by this time….

You can follow the race live at www.racearoundireland.com We hebben een geweldig weekend meegemaakt in Trim, Ierland waar we de start van de Race Around Ireland hebben bijgewoond. Carvalho Custom was wederom de trotse sponsor van deze race!

Hieronder staan 13 solorenners gekleed in hun Carvalho Custom jerseys. De meesten zien er niet al te blij uit, maar dat is niet zo gek aangezien zij op het punt staan 2.200 km non-stop te rijden.

De eerste racedag was nat… erg nat:

Ondanks het slechte weer kon Nicole toch nog lachen.

En dit was de tweede racedag. De meeste coureurs hadden hier minder dan een uur geslapen.

U kunt de race live volgen op www.racearoundireland.com.

We will be at the Race Around Ireland in Trim

Once again we will be sponsoring the Race Around Ireland and supplying custom cycling jerseys for all the competitors as part of our commitment to putting something back into the sports that we work in. We will have a stand at the start area on Sunday (9th of September) afternoon in Trim, so please come along and say hello to us! If you are interested in ordering from Carvalho Custom we will have samples for you to see and we will also have some of our kit for sale at special prices!

The Race Around Ireland is truly an amazing event (2,200 kms of non-stop racing, which makes it the toughest cycling event in Europe) and it is a great event to watch (and I imagine a pretty painful one to take part in), so it is worth going to their website to follow what is going on and if you can turn up along the route to cheer them along!In het kader van onze toewijding aan de sporten waar wij actief in zijn, gaan wij wederom de Race Around Ireland sponsoren en de custom wielershirts leveren van alle deelnemers. Wij zullen op zondagmiddag, 9 september staan in Trim met een eigen stand langs het startgebied, dus kom langs! Wij zullen enkele monsters bij ons hebben, dus als u geïnteresseerd bent in onze Carvalho Custom-sportkleding kunt u ze dan gerust bekijken. Ook zullen wij enkele items in de aanbieding hebben!

De Race Around Ireland is werkelijk een fantastisch evenement waarbij er 2.200 km lang aan een stuk door wordt gereden. Hierdoor is dit het moeilijkste wielerevenement van Europa en het is geweldig om er naar te kijken (en waarschijnlijk best pijnlijk om aan mee te doen denk ik). Het is dus zeker de moeite waard om hun website te bezoeken en te zien wat er allemaal gebeurt. Wie weet kunt u de deelnemers zelfs aanmoedigen langs de route!

Trois Etapes film

The Trois Etapes was the first pro-am cycling event, raising over £1 million for charity, with pro riders such as Carlos Sastre leading teams of 6 riders in a team time-trial race in the Alps. Carvalho Custom was the kit supplier for the team jerseys, shorts, rain jackets and winners’ jerseys.

As a company Carvalho Custom is very proud to supply custom cycling kit to prestigious events such as this one, the Race Around Ireland, the Dutch Winter Triathlon Series and so on, but we also sponsor a host of smaller events, typically organised by clubs who are already clients of ours. So if your club is organising an event and you need a kit sponsor, please get in touch with us and tell us about your event.De Trois Étapes was het eerste Pro-Am wielerevenement waar professionele coureurs als Carlos Sastre aan meededen, die ploegen van 6 man leidden tijdens etappekoersen in de Alpen. Tijdens de race werd er £1 miljoen (ca. €1.3 miljoen) opgehaald voor liefdadigheid. Carvalho Custom heeft de jerseys, shorts, regenjassen en jerseys van de winnaars geleverd.

Als bedrijf is het voor Carvalho Custom een enorme trots om custom wielertenues te mogen leveren voor prestigieuze evenementen zoals deze Trois Étapes, de Nederlandse Wintertriatlon, de Race Around Ireland, e.a. Daarnaast sponsoren wij ook een aantal kleinere evenementen die vaak door clubs worden georganiseerd die al onze klanten zijn. Dus als uw club een evenement organiseert waar u een sportkledingsponsor voor nodig heeft, neem dan contact op met Carvalho Custom en informeer ons erover.

Trois Etapes race on Eurosport

The Trois Etapes race was run at the beginning of August – 3 mountain stages in the French Alpes to raise a million pounds for charity, with 60 riders taking part. We were chosen as the kit supplier, supplying shorts, cycling jerseys and jackets for the 3 days of riding and winners’ jerseys. Nicole and Charlie from Carvalho Custom went out to see the event and it was fantastic fun and unbelievably well organised.

The event is organised by Cosaveli and they have already made a commitment to run it again in 2013. The race was run in teams of 6 headed by a pro or ex-pro rider (one of which was Carlos Sastre) and the race director was Scott Sunderland, so it was a pretty impressive set up. You can watch the race on Eurosport this Sunday (18th of August) at 16.45 on Eurosport at the end of the coverage of the Vuelta.

Here is Nicole with the winners of the team race, the Right to Play team, who raised an incredible $400k for their charity through the Trois Etape race. You can check out some more photos here and here all in Carvalho Custom kit! De Trois Étapes race vond begin augustus plaats en bestond uit 3 bergetappes in de Franse Alpen. Er deden 60 wielrenners mee aan deze etappekoers die werd gehouden om een miljoen Britse Pond bijeen te brengen voor liefdadigheid. Carvalho Custom werd gekozen als leverancier van de wielertenues en heeft de shorts, wielershirts en jassen geleverd voor de 3-dagen durende tocht evenals de shirts voor de koerswinnaars. Nicole en Charlie van Carvalho Custom hebben het evenement bijgewoond en hebben het erg naar hun zin gehad. Het was allemaal erg goed georganiseerd.

De tocht werd gehouden door Cosaveli, die het volgend jaar weer zullen organiseren. Elke wielerploeg bestond uit 6 man en werd geleid door een professioneel of voormalig professioneel coureur (waaronder Carlos Sastre). De racedirecteur was niemand minder dan Scott Sunderland, dus het was allemaal een vrij indrukwekkend gebeuren. U kunt de tocht aanstaande zondag (18 augustus) zien op Eurosport om 16:45u na het Vueltaverslag.

Hier staat Nicole samen met de heren van het team Right to Play dat de wedstrijd heeft gewonnen en het fantastische bedrag van $400.000 voor hun liefdadigheid bijeen hebben gereden in de Trois Etape race. Hier vindt u meer foto’s van de koers, waar alle renners custom wielertenues dragen van Carvalho Custom!

We don’t deliver late – guaranteed

The number one complaint that is bandied about in the custom cycling and triathlon clothing business is that kit is delivered late by suppliers (there are many stories of many clubs receiving their order literally months late!). So 3 years ago, we took what seemed to many a brave decision – for every day we are late from the delivery date we agree with a client we will give a 2% discount. Carvalho Custom is the only supplier in the custom cycling and triathlon clothing sector that does this, because frankly a lot of other suppliers would be out of business in 6 months if they offered it!

Here it is time for a confession – sometimes the unexpected happens and a machine breaks, a load of seamstresses go off sick, a supplier lets us down or whatever and we really start to sweat. Our solution is that we do whatever is needed to get the stuff out on time though, which can mean some very late nights, because otherwise we would lose a whole lot of money (and we would gain a reputation for being as badly organised, unreliable and feckless as some of our competitors!). So guaranteeing delivery times keeps us on our toes and can keep things very interesting on the factory floor!

So when you are choosing your club clothing supplier, perhaps you should ask the suppliers on your short-list to guarantee a delivery date and if not, why not?The number one complaint that is bandied about in the custom cycling and triathlon clothing business is that kit is delivered late by suppliers (there are many stories of many clubs receiving their order literally months late!). So 3 years ago, we took what seemed to many a brave decision – for every day we are late from the delivery date we agree with a client we will give a 2% discount. Carvalho Custom is the only supplier in the custom cycling and triathlon clothing sector that does this, because frankly a lot of other suppliers would be out of business in 6 months if they offered it!

Here it is time for a confession – sometimes the unexpected happens and a machine breaks, a load of seamstresses go off sick, a supplier lets us down or whatever and we really start to sweat. Our solution is that we do whatever is needed to get the stuff out on time though, which can mean some very late nights, because otherwise we would lose a whole lot of money (and we would gain a reputation for being as badly organised, unreliable and feckless as some of our competitors!). So guaranteeing delivery times keeps us on our toes and can keep things very interesting on the factory floor!

So when you are choosing your club clothing supplier, perhaps you should ask the suppliers on your short-list to guarantee a delivery date and if not, why not?

Race Around Ireland Custom Cycling Jerseys

This is our second year of sponsoring the Race Around Ireland – 2200kms of non-stop cycling racing and Europe’s answer to the Race Across America.

The race starts just north of Dublin in Navan, then heads up into Northern Ireland, across to the west coast, down to the bottom then back to Navan. Some of the competitors do this on their own, grabbing just a few hours sleep over 5 days (yes they ride 400+k a day for 5 days, which you probably shouldn’t try at home).

The race is organised by a truly inspirational man, Alan Heary, a sports psychologist who has worked with all sorts of top athletes from a variety of sports. It is no coincidence that he has chosen to run one of the world’s greatest endurance tests, because he specialises in understanding how you get sports people to dig deeper than they knew they could dig. You will see a lot of that in the Race Around Ireland….

The race starts 9th of September and you can follow it all online and Carvalho Custom will be there at the start, so please come along to see the race and meet us. We sponsor the RAI because we want to put something back into Irish cycling as we have really grown strongly in recent years in the Irish custom cycling and triathlon clothing markets and the RAI needs your support too.

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