New for 2016/2017! We don't often commission matching retro team bib shorts, but we've made an exception by providing these highly accurate bib shorts to match the Raleigh Banana retro jersey.
Given the fact that Dave Rayner rode for the team in 1988 and 1989, we felt it was only right that the Dave Rayner Fund received a £10 donation for every garment sold - just like the Rocket Espresso Milano garments.
Although we first sold the Raleigh Banana jersey in July 2010, we have never sold the matching bib shorts. But with the popularity of events like L'Eroica, we decided this was a great opportunity to get a limited production run produced.
Getting the design finalised was pretty easy as our vast collection of Winning Magazines contained various photos that gave us an excellent starting point. Santini actually made the original team kit but did not have any original garments in their archive that we could reference.
Just like the matching Raleigh Banana team jersey we will donate £10.00 (GB Pounds) to the Dave Rayner Fund for every garment sold. This donation is thanks to Raleigh UK waiving a royalty charge for using their name and Prendas Ciclismo matching the royalty.
We would like to publicly thank both Geoff Giddings and Pippa Wibberley of Raleigh UK for their co-operation and invaluable assistance in making this project happen.