This woman’s cycling clothing range could win national award

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Flare Clothing specialises in women's mountain bike clothing

A clothing manufacturer in Nottingham that makes mountain bike kit has been recognised by a specialist website in a national awards scheme.

Flare Clothing Company, which was founded by a Nottingham Trent University student, has been shortlisted in the best mountain bike clothing category in the Total Women’s Cycling Awards.

The awards, which were launched two years ago, recognise the people, brands and events that support the growth and progression of women’s cycling.

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Creative director Hannah Myers said: “I am so excited about this nomination.

“As a female cyclist I always look out to see who is nominated in these awards, so to see Flare alongside such influential names in the sport is really incredible.”

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Ms Myers, a keen mountain biker, came up with the idea while studying for her master’s degree in product design as she realised there was a gap in the market for female-specific mountain bike clothing.

She dedicated her degree to designing clothing for women cyclists and, after finishing her master’s, launched her first collection. She is now in her third year producing clothing for men and women.

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Hannah Myers founded Flare Clothing

Cycling really is our passion, so getting recognition for what we do is simply amazing,” she added.

“We are a very young business, but are determined to make a difference and bring as many people as we can into the sport.

“I can’t wait for the awards ceremony as there are so many incredible brands and people there.”

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Joanna Rowsell Shand, a two-time Olympic gold medallist as part of the Great Britain women’s team pursuit, will present awards to the winners at The Cycle Show on September 23.

Voting is now open and closes on Monday, September 12.

[Source:-Nottingham Post]