Ah, the mysterious cycling musette bag! It's like the Mary Poppins bag of the cycling world, but instead of pulling out lamps and umbrellas, you'll find energy bars and water bottles.

So, what exactly is a cycling musette? Well, picture this: you're in the middle of an intense bike race, sweat pouring down your face, and suddenly you see a hand reaching out from the side of the road. What's in that hand? A magical little bag called a musette.

The history of the cycling musette is quite fascinating. Legend has it that back in the early days of professional cycling, riders would rely on their team managers to supply them with food and drinks during races. But how did they pass these essentials to their hungry riders? Enter: the musette bag!


Originally made from lightweight fabric or canvas, these bags were designed to be easily slung over a rider's shoulder as they whizzed by. They would contain all sorts of goodies like sandwiches, fruit, and even small bottles of wine (because who says cyclists can't enjoy a tipple?). Back in the day even cigarettes. It was like having your own personal food delivery service on two wheels.

Over time, cycling musettes have evolved into sleeker designs with adjustable straps and compartments for different items. They've become an integral part of professional racing culture and are eagerly awaited by riders as they approach designated feeding zones during races.

So there you have it - a brief history lesson on the beloved cycling musette bag. Next time you see one being handed out during a race, remember its humble beginnings and appreciate its role in keeping those hungry riders fuelled up for victory! We offer a large range of musetttes at the General Classification. Shop the range here.

October 26, 2023