Now you can be part of the peloton with official 2022 UCI Road World Championship merchandise available via presale.

Riding essentials jerseys, bib shorts and socks are included in the range, along with casual wear such as t-shirts, hoodie jackets and caps, meaning everyone can be part of the Wollongong 2022 UCI Road World Championship team.

The items are based on the distinctive Wollongong 2022 brand look and feel that celebrates the positive energy and momentum of road cycling and the city of Wollongong.

Wollongong 2022 CEO Stu Taggart encouraged the local community and Australian cycling fans to order the limited-edition apparel now.

“This range is unique to the 2022 UCI Road World Championships and will stand out in the crowd of cycling fans and spectators who will descend on Wollongong from around Australia and the world,” Mr Taggart said.

“Get your hands on this exclusive memorabilia and be part of a history-making moment for cycling in Australia, and take a piece of the only UCI Bike City in the Southern Hemisphere with you wherever you ride or travel.”

The apparel is made by UCI Official Partner Santini and distributed in Australia by BikeSportz.

Santini CEO Monica Santini said the range was striking and unique from other UCI World Championship collections.

“Santini is proud to produce high quality apparel and we’re excited to create this collection for the 2022 UCI Road World Championships in partnership with Wollongong 2022,” Ms Santini said.

“The colours and movement of these designs are incredibly special and will appeal to members of the international cycling community who are always looking for the new trends in fashion and form.”

Illawarra Cycle Club vice-president Simon Kersten said it was exciting to see Wollongong promoted to a global audience of cycling fans.

“This is a great opportunity for Wollongong to become part of the homes and lives of cyclists around the world for months and years ahead,” Mr Kersten said.

“It’s also a way for locals to be part of the event, by becoming part of the team and taking on the role of unofficial welcome committee for the fans and visitors who will travel to Wollongong for the UCI Road World Championships this September.”

The 2022 UCI Road World Championship official merchandise range is now available via presale, with items due to arrive just prior to the event in September.