The Belgian project main sponsor 2018-2019 Victory Chimp is renowned for his cycling art and apparel to make you smile. Based at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains, Northern Ireland, their designs are dreamed up on these wild, beautiful roads and worked out back in the studio. Founded in 2014, Victory Chimp began life as the creative outlet of Northern Irish freelance designer, illustrator and bike rider, Ryan O’Reilly. When not busy at his desk, Ryan would either be scribbling down his own ideas or riding around the country on his bike. When the latter started exerting an overwhelming influence on the former, Victory Chimp was born. One crash and several weeks away from both bike and computer later, Ryan had plotted a course through the (mostly imagined) intersections of art, cycling, fashion and the great apes. His socks been worn all over the world, his prints in many living rooms, his cycling caps seen underneath many helmets and now launches his first cycling kits called Stampen and Ogham. Belgian Project bursary holder and protegee Marc Heaney (full time espoir with Asfra-Flanders) was hired as photo model and photographer Daniel Smyth (http://www.danielsmyth.co.uk ) at the camera. Here below the story of the launch ..good luck with this beauties Ryan.

Victory Chimp Launch First Kit Collections

New Stampen and Ogham kits available in Men’s and Women’s cuts with integrated Banana Positioning Technology™ . Integrated into all garment rear pockets, our patented Banana Positioning Technology™ insures optimally stationed wonder fruit on all rides. Embrace your inner chimp, ride safe and go ape

Following the success of their Kickstarter campaign back in June which saw the brand reach their crowdfunding target in just five days, Victory Chimp has expanded popular lines of socks and caps to include a full range of performance apparel in two new collections, Ogham and Stampen.  Available in Men’s and Women’s cuts across two colourways, the collections comprise jerseys, bib shorts, gilets, arm warmers, base layers, caps, buffs and socks.

The Stampen Collection: Our team kit for 2018/19. Inspired by Belgian cycling passion and our two favourite aspects of the sport, the cobbled classics and cyclocross. Heard on both the road and mud-filled course, “Stampen!” (we’re reliably informed by our Flemish collaborator) loosely translates as “Pedal like f—k!”. The Stampen kit is available in either Team Issue or Plum & Teal colourways.

The Ogham Collection: Inspired by on and off-road adventures in the wild beauty of the Sperrin Mountains and the many remnants of ancient Ireland within them. Ogham, pronounced [ˈoːm], is an early Irish alphabet found inscribed on standing stones. Each letter represents a native tree, with our pattern made up of Oak, Ash, Elder, Birch, Willow amongst others. The perfect kit for your next gravel grinder or bikepacking adventure. The Ogham kit is available in either Olive Green & Orange or Stone Grey & Chartreuse colourways.The new Victory Chimp kit collections are made in Italy, marrying the latest fabrics with our unique graphic style and humour to create highly technical, stylish and durable performance apparel for you to love. We work in partnership with fellow family-run small businesses across Europe to produce the highest quality combination of style and performance. This reputation has earned us a valued global community of friends and Chimpeurs. Victory Chimp strives to make our garments available to all who ride a bike. From launch, our casual and performance clothing lines have been available in either unisex or women’s specific cuts and across a broad range of sizes. We’re taking this even further with our first kit collection, developing each piece independently to create two garments designed exclusively for their respective gender to provide the best fit, feel, look and performance. All Men’s and Women’s cuts will be available in sizes XS-XXXL. We’re not going to limit colourways to specific lines either. You can have either kit’s options in any cut or size. 

 Key points

–       Ogham & Stampen collections, available in two colourways

–       Men’s and Women’s specific cuts, in sizes XS-XXXL

–       Kits include jersey, bib shorts, gilet, arm warmers, base layer, cap, buff and socks

–       Design in Northern Ireland, Made in Italy

–       Integrated Banana Positioning Technology™

 Links: Ryan O’Reilly | ryan@victorychimp.cc  Website: https://www.victorychimp.cc

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