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Source: 1. Vintage artefacts such as this treen box and vesta case with Victorian cycling motif and the Art Deco cufflinks are part of David’s love for well-crafted antiques. “My parents’ house was full of such collectibles, and I’d spend hours examining them.”

2. An off-piste addition to our Pocket Guide series, but no less rakish, these vintage cycling jerseys are part of a collection spanning 20 years. The wool or acrylic jerseys have the logos hand-embroidered on, “quite different from today’s over-commercialised and crowded designs”, says Evans.

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