Pictured Left Ryan Bradshow (Owner of Cadenza Velo), Harrison Perry, Darren Perry and Lewis Perry (right) all wearing the Autism East Midlands short sleeve jersey

The Autism East Midlands official cycling kit was unveiled for the first time at the Mundy Street Day Service annual summer fayre on Saturday 29 July.

The Autism East Midlands cycling kit has been designed by ex-professional cyclist Darren Perry and created by Nottinghamshire cycling kit manufacturer Cadenza Velo. 43-year-old Darren lives in Nottingham (originally born in Ilkeston Derbyshire).

Darren and his wife have supported Autism East Midlands as an organisation for many years, having a long-standing friendship with director of play and child services, Dawn Franklin. Darren’s personal connection to the charity strengthened when his son was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in November 2016, and his family reached out to seek family and play services that would support their son.

Darren Perry comments: “My wife and I contacted Autism East Midlands to see what services could be offered to him and our family. 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. This 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 priced at £45.00 per item. Designed as a ‘race fit’ style (with Italian sizing), the kit is available to pre-order with estimated delivery in 3-8 weeks. Profit from each sale will be donated to Autism East Midlands. The Autism East Midlands cycling team has been officially registered and an annual cycling event/ride will be held later this year in support.

Darren Perry’s kit will create awareness and promotion of Autism East Midlands as well as
generating a revenue stream for the charity from sales. Visit www.cadenzavelo.com
to find out more and contact for orders.

For more information about Autism East Midlands, visit www.autismeastmidlands.org.uk