FWE are a brand created on the South Downs, which happens to be where I grew up. The Downs are a cyclists’ dream and provide some good climbs, spectacular views and a large number of options when it comes to what type of riding you want to do. I tested the FWE jersey, new from the in-house clothing brand of Evans Cycles, on these hills, but the question is whether it’s the type of kit that may become seen there more frequently?
The first place to start with this jersey is the looks, which is usually the last thing I mention. The reason I’m starting here is because it has a very distinctive Star Trek-esque design. Putting it on I looked like I was about to embark on a fight with an alien due to the combination of mustard yellow with dark collar and cuffs. Whether this was done deliberately as a homage to our inner nerds or was coincidental we don’t know, but it’s undoubtedly the most immediately noticeable element of the jersey. I won’t pass judgement as it’s a subjective element, but as a Star Wars fan you can guess my feeling about riding along as a Captain Kirk-alike.