The kit, supported by BikePure, will be available all year round with a percentage going to the chosen charities at the end of the year and presented at the Charity Dinner, held in November.
The project will be run by friend of the Downings, John Smith, who has co-organised the dinner for the past two years. ìJohn has had some great ideas over the winter for future fund raising and his next step is organizing the Out Of The Saddle Club with help from Steve Ellis, said Dean Downing.
He continued: ìThis will be a great tool for supporting the charities we choose throughout the year so our aim is to get as many members in the club as possible with a portion of the membership fee going towards our chosen charity, which will change every twelve months.
Russell Downing said: I'm really excited about where we are going with Out Of The Saddle and the continued association with Bike Pure. Along with Dean and John, we all put a lot of effort into the running of our annual dinner as this comes in our off-season. But at the moment I'm spending a whole lot of time travelling and racing so it’s great that the guys back home are pushing everything forward in my absence.
He continued: We aim to get as many members as possible to get the Out Of The Saddle message forward. We want to show
what cyclists can do off of the bike by raising money for good causes and also with our association with Bike Pure show everyone what we believe in, so anyone out there who wants to join, please get in touch via the contact us page on www.outofthesaddle.org.uk.