The first twenty years
Polaris has been producing technical cycle clothing and accessories for over 20 years. What began as a part time one man operation is now a large employer on the edge of the Peak District. Starting off in the early days of MTB (when Girvin Flexstems were still popular), Polaris was keen to explore technical performance garments that were perfect for the Polaris Challenge - the first mountain bike orienteering event in the UK (www.polarischallenge.com).
Over time the Polaris range diversified into all areas of cycling with its Road, Trail and Urban ranges. Polaris also specialises in cycle specific luggage - with the often copied, but never bettered EVA Bike Pod being a perennial favourite.
2010 and beyond
Polaris is pleased to announce that at the start of 2010 we moved into a purpose built office and warehouse in Dronfield, Derbyshire. This integrated facility houses our smoothly run operation under one roof (and we even have a bikerack now). The staff are also pleased to add that they now can have a shower after riding to work!
The brand is currently enjoying good growth within the UK and overseas markets and is proud to add that 2011 will see the 20th anniversary of the Polaris Challenge. 2011 also saw the birth of the Bike Pod Pro; find out more about the newest Polaris Bike Pod @ www.pod-it.co.uk
We are pleased to add that Polaris staff are all keen cyclists. So far this year staff have taken part in a Duathlon, have ridden the Trans Cambrian MTB route, competed in the Mega Avalanche DH race and competed in numerous road races. In 2010 & 2011 the team at Polaris have also put on two sportives in aid of local charities. When not taking part in events, the staff can often be found out and about riding their bikes & kit testing.
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