Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Rapha in miniature: riding your way

You're going to see a bit more of these little cyclists over the coming weeks. They are the legendary P'tit Velo, the inspiration for generations of French youngsters to take up riding.

They are still manufactured in France by Roger Fonderie more than 50 years after they were first produced, unchanged in materials and appearance.

The little fellas were immortalised in a feature on them and the photography of Janol Apin in issue 11 of Rouleur.

Over the coming weeks I will be offering for sale cyclists I have painted in various states of Rapha dress. These will be the ultimate collectable, each wearing an individual outfit.

You can find the first rider, in the 2010 Condor Sharp team kit, on Ebay now.

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