You may have come across these before, thinking to yourself, "yea, f*ck you cancer," while simultaneously making a mental note to grab yourself a pair too. However, your efforts to support the cause would have been thwarted by the lack of stock for two long years. That's until now. Morvélo has restoked its iconic socks once more, where all profits are donated to the UK's leading cancer charities.
For those less familiar with the backstory to these tremendous socks, they're a tribute to one of our industry's beloved journalists and mountain bikers, Jenn Hill. Not only was Jenn a seasoned bike mechanic, journalist, a hardened single-speeder, she was also a 24-hour soloist and Great Divide racer. After her cancer diagnosis, Jenn passed away in 2015, aged only 37.
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In the following year, road.cc journalist Jo Burt teamed up with Morvélo to produce these European made, GOTS certified, high-performance socks. All profits from sales went to Cancer Research UK, Macmillan and St Gemma's Hospice, with a whopping £35k raised so far.
After quickly selling out the first time around, it's been near impossible to get your hands on a pair over the last two years. However, Morvélo announces a fresh batch of 1,000 pairs have landed and are available for you to purchase for £10 a pair.
These sell out fast, which in the fundraising spirit of things is great news. More stock will follow, but for now, grab a pair and tell the world where cancer can shove it.