Autism Charity Is Kitted Out For Cycling

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4th August 2017

A former professional cyclist has worked with a local autism charity to create a distinctive cycling kit for their racing team.

Cyclist Darren Perry was on hand to grease the wheels at the launch of the new kit late last month at Autism East Midlands’s annual summer fair.

Nottingham-based Darren, 43, is an old friend of the charity’s Director of Play and Child Services but found his connection to the organisation strengthen after his son was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in November.

He said: “Seeing what a positive impact the charity have on children on the autism spectrum and the family support they offer I decided to have a cycling kit made
just for me to promote awareness.

“It has now become more popular than I could have imagined and I am very proud to be supporting such a fantastic charity”.

The Autism East Midlands cycling kit consists of a long sleeve jersey, short sleeve jersey, bib shorts, and gilet and is made by Nottinghamshire cycling kit manufacturer Cadenza Vela.

If you’re interested in joining the cyclists and supporters who've already purchased a kit you can find out more and order each item for £45 by visiting

Alternatively to find out more about Autism East Midlands and the work it does visit

Pictured L-R:  Ryan Bradshow (Owner of Cadenza Velo), Harrison Perry, Darren Perry and Lewis Perry sport the fetching Jersey!