Following the end of previous sponsor arrangements, the arrival of a new committee, and feedback on the existing kit provision, DTCC have decided to move ahead with a new kit supplier, Halo Sports, an Andover based supplier run by a distinguished ex-pro cyclist Harry Lodge.
Halo offer a combination of ease of ordering (no minimum order; on-line ordering by individuals), competitive price, the widest range of kit garments in a standard and premium (known as Racefit) line, and the endorsement of a number of other local cubs. The result of all of this is, we hope, a much more flexible kit system, with no requirement for the club to tie up money holding stock, a quality product with endorsement from a number of other local clubs, and all at a pretty good price.
Sample Kit & Sizing
We are looking at holding a representative sample set of kit that club members can access to ensure they have the best chance of getting the sizing right straight off. Location of this is tbc, but we are talking to Finely Tuned Ride over the issue, and we hope to come up with something that suits club members.
Phase 1 is likely to see the availability for ordering of a standard and premium range of bib shorts and short sleeve tops for men and women.
Phase 2 will see the agreement via proofs of new additions to the range, for example long sleeve tops, winter tights, arm/leg warmers, gilets etc. As soon as these are agreed they are added to the website rather than wait and attempt to agree on a dozen different garments in one go.
Halo Sports Kit Ordering Process
Log on to DTCC page on Halo website .
Click on the items you would like to order, indicate sizing, then fill in a form with your details, including delivery address. Payment is made through paypal. On the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th of each month Halo collate the order received and place the order. Delivery time for the orders is 4-5 weeks.
Once the items are at Halo sports the items will be sent by 1st class post individually to each person’s delivery address at a charge of £3 which is added when you make the payment.
Returns – size
Halo have assured us that they will endeavour to resolve major sizing mistakes by a buyer. But in the first instance, it may be quicker to ask within the club and see if an exchange can resolve the problem quicker.
Returns – faulty
Halo are bound by standard trading laws on faulty garments, and we’d expect them to honour their responsibilities in full.