When it comes to my supermarket of choice, I’ve always been a bit of a Sainsbury’s man, occasionally wavering towards Tescos and very occasionally Waitrose. Aldi? You must be joking! So, when I was contacted last week by a marketing company offering me a few free samples of cycling gear currently available in Aldi I was a little sceptical to say the least. They arrived a few days ago and… I’m actually very impressed. I’ve been sent a men’s winter cycling shirt (£8.99), a men’s winter cycling jacket (£15.99) and a pair of unisex winter cycling gloves (£4.99). All three garments are very comfortable, appear to be well-made and bearing those two factors in mind, extremely good value. The full range is quite extensive (full list: Aldi Cycling Gear – Details) and I may even pop down to my local Aldi to check out what else they have. If cycling is one day to become an effective method of transporting the masses then the clothing that is required will have to become available in mass-market shops so all credit to Aldi for making the effort to do so and at such reasonable prices. I’ll certainly be making use of all three garments over the next few months. They might not perhaps last as long as much more expensive items (although perhaps they will!) but at those prices, who cares? I look forward to Sainsbury’s one day following in the cycle tracks of their German rivals!