- Riders across the country feel a sense of shared vulnerability after André Piehl’s passing.
- Most riders who feel a sense of outrage can’t attend court, as part of the public gallery, to follow the legal proceedings.
- But there is a Justice riding jersey you can buy. To show that sense of collective consciousness about cycling safety after André’s passing.
As road riders attempt to process the tragic death of André Piehl, a 'Justice' jersey has been designed and is available for purchase.
Cycling jerseys are part function, part fashion, with many riders expressing a personal sense of style or awareness with their garment choice.
The graphic design elements feature a roundel on the left chest, with two riders – representing André and Jéan. This roundel has a border with the accident date, too.
Warriors and heroes
The riding partner graphic is repeated on the back, set upon a generously sized white background. Although the Justice jersey is predominantly black, it has a blue sleeve hoop and matching colour lines along the chest and back.
On the jersey’s left sleeve is the word 'warrior', representing Jéan du Preez, who survived the accident. Jéan was riding on the left of André, when they were struck.
The Justice jersey’s right sleeve and shoulder section feature the word 'hero', memorialising André Piehl.
It is all about memory
Priced at a manufacturing cost of R970, these jerseys are not revenue generation for Jéan du Preez – André Piehl’s riding partner, who remains in a critical condition.
Jéan’s family confirmed the jersey’s purpose as an initiative to raise awareness about cycling safety.
Riders can choose from seven sizes and orders made to firstname.lastname@example.org.