Our Story

In 1817, a dapper young man wearing a top hat and tails was seen riding along a highway in southern Germany on a two-wheeled wooden vehicle. His name was Karl von Drais, a brilliant young industrial designer, and the machine was the velocipede or pedal-less bicycle, which he had just invented.

Ever since, cycling has attracted its share of free thinkers and nonconformists – the unconventionally stylish with a certain je ne sais quoi, looking to express their cycling DNA through what they wear and how they live.

And so, with a doff of a cap to von Drais, Après Vélo was born, a premium cycling emporium, created by Leonard Greis, cycling tragic and purveyor of fine clothing for over 30 years.

Après Vélo offers cycling inspired fashion and lifestyle products that are distinctly stylish, but with a twist - a love of the slightly absurd. Everything you’ll find here is created with passion by cyclists, for cyclists.

If you’d like to live your passion for cycling with an individual sense of style and humour, then welcome to our tribe of like-minded souls. We don’t take ourselves too seriously – we share a zest for adventure, fun, freedom and friendships. It’s that harmonious obsessiveness which makes us a little different.

We like to think Karl von Drais would approve.