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Classic R Merino Wool Cycling Jersey Red with White chest stripe

100% merino cycling jerseys Christmas colour

It is time to get thinking about Christmas gifts getting to their intended location this summer both in Australia and Internationally. To get to all parts of Australia in time your order will need to placed before December 7th. We will offer an express post option after this time and remember delivery is free for orders over $300.   If you live outside of our beautiful country and would like to get some precious merino cycling jerseys, merino wool cycling bibs, snuggly wool leg warmers or arm warmers to your loved ones in time for the season of giving then…

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Merino Wool Neck Warmers Kohee Made in Tasmania

The Migrant Resource Centre in Launceston together with Launceston based company Breathe Vélo are launching a high quality 100% merino neck warmer called the Kohee (pronounced Coo-eee). The project began life when the Migrant Resource Centre was approached by Breathe Vélo with some left over merino fabric from the production of their range of Tasmanian Made wool cycling bibs/knicks, 100% merino cycling jerseys and wool cycling arm warmers. Breathe Vélo owners Mark and Mary Ann Munnings are passionate about Tasmanian merino wool and enjoy how well it performs regulating temperature, managing odours and helping contribute to a plastic free world…

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Can a merino wool cycling jersey stop you getting sunburn?

Summer for Sheep On some long summer drives through Central Queensland, NSW, Victoria and even Tasmania I have seen merino sheep standing with their big wooly coats on looking quite comfortable despite the lack of shade and the shimmering heat haze radiating from the ground. Surely they would be cooking in those thick merino wool jerseys!! Wool growers will ensure that their sheep have at least 3-5cm of fleece on them as the hotter part of the year approaches and good farm managers ensure there is an adequate supply of fresh water, shelter and minimise movement of their flocks during…

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Wool Cycling Jersey Breathe Vélo Digital Product Flyer

During the recent Launceston Sustainability Festival organisers suggested that we do not hand out any flyers at the event. We decided to try our hand at creating a digital flyer that you could load up onto your phone using a QR code. The flyer features of wool cycle jerseys, wool cycle knicks, merino cycling jerseys and bibs, merino caps, wool leg warmers, wool knee warmers and wool mens briefs. Click on the picture below and it will take you to a Breathe Velo Flyer with links to all of our products listed. Contactless flyer distribution:)    

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A guide to plastic free living.

If plastic-bag bans have you giddy with joy, you carry a stainless steel straw or protein shaker in your gym bag and your favourite keep cup is a staple wherever you go, chances are you’re on the right track to eliminating plastic from your everyday life. And while it’s no secret a vast amount of plastic ends up in our oceans, did you ever stop to think about the plastic you can’t see? 35% of microplastics in the marine environment are fibres from synthetic clothing. What are microplastics? Microplastics. Those teeny tiny fragments of plastic often invisible to the naked human…

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merino wool fibres layer across hands

Merino Wool Cycling Jerseys – Good for the skin

I’ve been contacted by a number of Breathe Vélo customers who are concerned about how our superfine merino cycling jerseys will interact with their eczema and related skins conditions. There is a historical perception that merino wool will be itchy and scratchy and irritate the skin. Recent research has demonstrated that wearing superfine Merino wool against the skin is beneficial to eczema sufferers. This adds further weight to growing research indicating that you will experience increased wellbeing in your gravel cycling, bike packing or cycle touring adventures by wearing superfine Merino wool. Skin conditions explained. I’m sure you’ve experienced the…

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7 News Tasmania come to visit

We were lucky enough to have a visit from 7 News Tasmania who came and did a story about Breathe Velo and our superfine merino cycling kit. Jessica spent some time with us at the factory in Spreyton talking about our ethical production of the cycling kit and how we support fair paying jobs locally in Tasmania. We headed up to Devonport to film some cycling and enjoyed a magic warm afternoon on the coast. Check out our moment in the sun below. Channel 7 News Tasmania Merino Cycling Kit

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Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

On the 15th June at 11:11am, the world lost an adoring father, loving husband, beautiful son, faithful friend, dedicated teacher, inspirational leader and a legend of a man. A man who never learned the meaning of the word ‘quit’, who gave his all to everything that he did with a level of passion and commitment uniquely his own. He left this world with no enemies and more admirers and friends than any of us could ever hope for. Rest in Peace Ian Thomas Boyle, you were truly one of a kind, the greatest father and husband, now at peace in…

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Gravel Rash Treatment

Gravel Rash is a term that was obviously coined prior to roads having a paved surface and the advent of paved sealed roads led to the term road rash coming into common usage. It does not matter what you call it, it hurts like mad. Many of us remember those early days of learning to ride a bike or skateboard and taking off the obligatory layers of skin that seemed to come with the territory of mastering a new wheeled transportation device. My how quickly those injuries healed in hindsight!! FIRST RESPONSE When one of your road cycling mates hits…

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Cycling Tasmania’s Ben Lomond

If you are looking to combine a European style alpine switchback cycling experience with a magnificent gravel road riding then the Ben Lomond ascent is a ride for you. Rated on Climbbybike.com as the 9th hardest climb in Australia the magnificent dolerite columns of grey imposing rock create a magnificent backdrop whilst you grind away the steep ascent. We begin the 110km return ride at the Ingleside Bakery Café in the beautiful historic town of Evandale. The café offers a magnificent alfresco dining experience and a great coffee at the gentlemen’s hour of 8.30am. After your late breakfast café one…

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